KP Launches Education Cards for Talented Student. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is planning to launch Education Cards similar to the health Card scheme for the poor but talented and deserving students in the province to enable them to get quality education in any institution in Pakistan.
After the extension of the Sehat Sahulat Programme to the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Saturday announced the start of the Education Card System to enrol deserving students from economically disadvantaged families in the country’s top educational institutions.
The development was announced by the Special Assistant to the Chief Minister (SACM) on Higher Education and Information, Kamran Bangash, during a ceremony of the Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Quality Assurance Awards and the Higher Education Commission.
KP Launches Education Cards for Talented Student
The initiative was unveiled by the provincial Finance and Health Minister, Taimur Khan Jhagra, on Monday while presenting the annual provincial budget for FY 2022-23. The house passed the Rs1.118 trillion budget for the next financial year, 2022-23, after the opposition members withdrew their cut motions.
A total of 64 demands for grants were passed by the assembly after the treasury reached an understanding with the opposition, which unanimously withdrew their cut motions. The Special Assistant to the Chief Minister further announced that from next year provincial ranking will be carried out for Universities and Colleges of the KP in consultation of Quality Assurance team.
Vice Chancellors and Principals appreciated the efforts of HED KP for arranging such ceremony and they assure that they will do their best in their institutions for the students. He said the system was going toward E-digitisation to ensure transparency and that after introduction of E-tendering and E-billing, E-work order was launched to remove all loopholes in the system.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has also become the first province to adopt inclusive education by merging special education with the Education Department to bring differently-abled individuals into the educational mainstream.