Rs110.6m would be spent on University of Engineering, Swat
our correspondent
PESHAWAR
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will construct 74 new colleges in remote and farflung areas of the province.
Officials in Higher Education Department told APP on Monday that a huge amount of Rs1.3 billion were allocated in budget 2020-21 for construction of these new colleges.
As many as Rs1 billion were allocated for public sector universities and Rs500 million for establishment of Pak-Austria Fachashule Institute at Haripur.
To equip engineering universities, he said Rs110.6 million would be spent on University of Engineering, Swat.
KP Government would improve conditions of 26,000 schools during fiscal year 2020-21.
The official said new teachers were recruited to address problem of teachers shortage in remote areas.
Likewise, 1210 schools would be uplifted and upgradation of 534 schools was underway besides 300 new schools would be constructed in the province.
Additional 3,000 Assistant Districts Education Officers and 3,000 schools leaders would be recruited for effective schools management besides financial resources would be provided for purchase of tablets for teachers training for education of students in the wake of COVID-19.