The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has rolled out a five-year education plan aimed to revolutionize the current education system of the province.
The Ministry of Education Department of Primary and Secondary announced the plan for the next five years – from 2019 to 2023. The program includes teachers’ training and curriculum reforms, establishment and upgradation of schools and appointment of new teaching staff.
The department intends to hire 65,000 new teachers, including 11,000 primary teachers in the next five years.
It has approved a handsome amount for the restructuring of the education system in the newly-merged tribal districts. In this regard, 138 data collection monitoring assistants (DCMAs) will be established in these districts. The Taleemi Islahi Jirga (TIJs) in merged districts will also be converted into parent-teacher councils (PTCs) and will be connected with the ministry to keep a check and balance.
Other revolutionary measures Include:
- Construction of the 45 new primary schools
- Conversion of 22 primary schools to the middle schools
- Upgradation of 26 middle schools to the secondary schools
- Transformation of 21 secondary schools to the higher secondary schoolMoreover, the education department is also planning to introduce the concept of ‘school leaders’ in the province. It aims to train as many as 3,000 leaders at the start of the next academic year. The school leaders will be responsible for monitoring the classrooms, lesson management, implementation, and daily school life.
The department is also working on the development of high-quality script lessons for English, Maths, and Urdu across the province.
The teachers’ development program will be gradually expended to all 35 districts in the next five years.
Further, the textbooks for classes 1 to 10, including English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology will also be revised according to modern standards by 2023.
The education department has also set aside a sum of Rs. 500 million in the current fiscal year for the construction of new schools, shift rented building schools into government-owned and to start second shift classes for the out of school kids in the newly merged districts.