BARA: After being closed for more than four years, the Education Department in Khyber Agency has announced to reopen 25 government girls schools in Qambarkhel area of Bara tehsil on March 1.
Talking to The News, Agency Education Officer Attiq-ur-Rehman said that decision was taken in the best interest of girls students after having consultation with political administration, tribal elders and local religious leaders.
He said that all the government boys’ schools had already been opened in Qambarkhel area for the last two years but most of them were non-functional, which would be made functional and effective.
While citing delay in the reopening of girls schools, Atiq said that all most all of the teaching staff were female hailing from Peshawar and outside areas who were terrified to continue their job in insecure region of Bara tehsil.
“Now the security situation has improved in parts of Bara tehsil and local militant outfit operating in Qambarkhel area has guaranteed security to male and female teaching staff,” he said.He added that political administration and local elders had promised to provide free transport facility to female teaching staff.
As security situation had improved in other parts of the Bara tehsil, more boys and girls schools would be reopened in those areas soon. Dozens of government boys and girls schools had been closed in Bara tehsil since the launch of military operation against the militants in 2009.