A level playing field: KP chief minister to send children to public school

Addresses ceremony marking launch of ‘Basta Uthao, School Aao’ campaign

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PESHAWAR

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister, Mehmood Khan, on Friday announced to admit his children into government-run schools in the province.

The chief minister, while addressing a ceremony marking the start of “Basta Uthao, School Aao” campaign,  vowed to better the conditions and education standards of government-run schools in the province in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, and said that soon his children too would be admitted into government schools.

The “Basta Uthao, School Aao” campaign is aimed at promoting education by urging parents to admit their children into schools and targets 0.8 million out-of-school children this year.

“We can proudly say that our province was well ahead of other provinces in education sector in the past five years as Atif Khan [former KP education minister] performed really well as education minister,” said Mehmood Khan.

He also urged the audience at Government Shaheed Hasnain Higher Secondary School to take his message to other people in the province so the government could ensure more and more young children join schools.

The Chief Minister’s Adviser on Education, Ziaullah Bangash, also spoke on the occasion.

Mehmood Khan also planted a sapling in the school premises. NNI

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