Peshawar-Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shahram Khan Tarakai on Monday said that 798333 boys and girls had been enrolled in ongoing enrolment campaign across the province. He said the enrolment campaign was started in August and extended till September 10, due to flood situation in various districts of the province.

The enrolment campaign started on 1 August that ended successfully on 10 September. Out of the total, including the merged tribal areas, 798333 boys and girls got admissions in government schools of which 109,000 students were from private schools, which is an outstanding achievement, the provincial minister added. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department has started admission campaign under the ‘Parhe ga to Barhe ga Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ in all schools of the province to increase literacy rate and enrol dropout students.

Talking to APP, he said, “Admission continue in both first and second shift schools together so that the children working in the first shift can also get an opportunity to study.”

He said that this year the entire admission campaign system would be digitized for which the Education Department has created an app and complete data of all children would be available online on the dashboard.

All the record of the newly admitted students promoted to middle, high and higher secondary level along with complete details will be registered, he expressed.

The KP education minister said this year, a target of enrolling one million children has been set for which admission campaign will be conducted at every district, tehsil, village council and circle level. The admission campaign, he added, would be conducted door-to-door by local elders, senior students, parents, teachers, council members, scouts and school heads.

Regarding educational facilities, the education minister said that schools would have free textbooks, excellent educational facilities and competent teachers. The government has fulfilled its responsibility, he added. He appealed to the people to fulfil their responsibility by enrolling their children in schools.