Govt gives priority to promotion of education in KP: CM

PESHAWAR, Nov 02 (APP):Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Monday said the government was striving for promotion of education which was a perquisite for achieving socio-economic development.

Addressing an inauguration ceremony of the Cadet College Momagat in Mohmand tribal district, the chief minister said education was on the top of the government’s priority list and billions rupees of funds was being utilized for uplift of the sector.

Accompanied by IG Frontier Crops North, Maj Gen Rahat Naseem, the chief minister inspected different sections of the newly constructed college and received briefing on its salient features.

The chief minister was told that initially 62 students were given admissions in the college with preference given to local students. By march next year, higher secondary schools would be started.

Established on 104 acres, the project was completed with an estimated cost of Rs 984 million equipped with latest education and residential facilities for students and teachers. The chief minister has announced establishment of cadet college sports complex.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said a robust strategy was being prepared for improving standard of education, which served as backbone in socio-economic development of the country.

Establishment of the cadet college, he said, was a longstanding demand of the area and now this demand stood fulfilled as a result of the government’s earnest efforts.

He said the newly built Cadet College would help promote quality education in the area to gear up the youth for meeting the current day’s challenges successfully.

“The merger of tribal areas into the KP was an important milestone, which would herald a new era of prosperity in the region.” He said the government took radical measures for transformation of tribal belt as a result of which now children would get quality education at their doorsteps.

He appreciated the Frontier Corps KP for ensuring completion of the cadet college in shortest possible time and lauded services of the armed forces for playing effective role in development and ensuring durable peace in tribal region.

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