0.8m children enrolled in govt schools during ongoing admission drive: Tarakai.

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

The enrollment 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 govt schools of which 109,000 students were from private schools, which is an outstanding achievement, the provincial minister told and added, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education department has started admission campaign under the 'Parhega to Barega Khyber Pakhtunkhwa' in all schools of the province to increase literacy rate and enroll dropout students.

Talking reporter, 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...

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