PESHAWAR: The National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and Unicef have jointly launched a project for promotion of education in North and South Waziristan tribal agencies under which 15,000 more kids would be admitted to schools.
“For the purpose the students and the schools would be provided necessary privileges and facilities and sporting and other activities would be arranged,” provincial chairman of NRDF Jalaluddin Khan told a press conference.
He was accompanied by member of the foundation Abdur Rahim Haqqani, who is also provincial information secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, and Professor Dr Qibla Ayaz. Jalaluddin said the project would be run with the cooperation of the Education Department, the Sports Directorate and political administration of Fata and would cost Rs500 million in which half the amount would be spent on supplies and the rest on facilities.
Jalaluddin said 300 schools had been targeted under the project where apart from minor repairs and provision of water, books and other necessary items would be ensured.
He said that necessary items had already been provided to 36 schools in South Waziristan and 46 schools in Orakzai Agency. He said for distribution of the items being provided by the Unicef, a committee comprising religious scholars, tribal elders, NRDF and government representatives had been formed.
“An education jirga has also been constituted to attract kids to education. Teachers are being given extra facilities and committees have been formed to ensure attendance,” he said.The news