PESHAWAR    -    Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Tuesday clarified that the provincial government does not intend to abolish any educational board in the province but is simply working on introducing IT based reforms to ensure a uniform marking and examination system thereby abolishing discrimina­tions and ensuring justice among students. 

Presiding over a meeting regarding educational boards in the province, the Chief Minister said that reforms in every sector are pivotal in order to meet with contemporary challenges. Outdated procedures and laws are not only hindering development but also jeopardising the future of our children. He reiterated that the provincial government has taken a number of pragmatic steps to introduce reforms in every sector in order to make them compatible with modern needs. 

In order to ensure provision of uniform education, introduction of identical examination and marking system is direly needed. The present government is focused on enabling the students to not only com­pete nationally but also prepare them for interna­tional platforms. 

Touching upon the initiatives undertaken by his government, Mahmood Khan said that it is priority of the government to ensure equal access of common man to quality education for which his government has introduced multi-dimensional reforms alongside development projects, with the aim to raise standard of the government schools in the province. 

He maintained that owing to the tireless efforts of the incumbent provincial government, public con­fidence has been reinstated in the public sector ed­ucational institutes. The meeting was attended by KP Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Shahram Tarakai, Principal Secretary to Chief Min­ister, Secretary Elementary & Secondary Education and other officials.