PESHAWAR: NWFP Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar Bussain Babak has said Rs80 million has been allocated for establishing girls model schools in the province, which will help boost female literacy rate.
Talking to a delegation of the Norwegian government that called on him here on Monday, he said promotion of education was must for development of a country and that was why the provincial government was paying special attention to the education sector, especially education of girls.
The delegation was led by Norwegian Special Envoy for the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Janis Bjorn Kanavin, which discussed with the minister matters related to mutual cooperation in promotion of education in the Frontier province, says a handout.
They also talked about the national education policy and its impact on the NWFP, reforms in madressahs and reconstruction of schools in the Malakand division.
The delegation lauded efforts of the provincial government for promoting education and assured the minister of cooperation of the Norwegian government.
It invited the minister to attend an upcoming meeting to be held in the Norwegian Embassy to discuss matters to further enhance cooperation between the two governments for development of the education sector in the province.
Besides others, secretary for higher education Mohammad Arifeen and special secretary for schools and literacy Qaiser Alam were also present.