Thursday, April 27, 2017

UNICEF to train 3,000 teachers, maintain 1,000 schools in Balochistan

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1394202/unicef-train-3000-teachers-balochistan-maintain-1000-schools/


By Mohammad Zafar

Published: April 26, 2017

PHOTO: AFP

QUETTAThe Unicef has rolled out an ambitious programme in Balochistan under which it will train 3,000 teachers and maintain over 1,000 government schools in 11 districts of the province.

Naqeebullah Khan, the coordinator of the Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP), said the UN agency had joined hands with the provincial government to encompass many far-flung areas.

He explained that Unicef would use real-time school monitoring to improve Balochistan’s educational system .

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“The programme is aimed at reaching the grass-roots level,” he added.

The provincial coordinator said that under the initiative, 100 education management information system units would be set up for better planning and more rational distribution of resources among schools.

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“The system will help improve the decision-making process in schools. It will integrate the students with their chosen representatives and the civil society.”

Khan said all stakeholders would actively play their roles in the initiative. “Local education councils, district education groups, school managements and children clubs will be revamped as part of the programme,” he added.

“There has been an increase in student enrolment in the province and an improvement in the overall standard of education too.

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