Utilization of grant through PTC Lakki public sector schools start fixing signboards.
LAKKI MARWAT -- The public sector schools have started fixing signboards containing detailed information about utilization of conditional grant through PTCs (parent teacher councils) on prominent places outside the school buildings. An ESED official said that the signboards were being fixed on the instructions of higher authorities as provincial government had provided millions of rupees to the parent teacher councils under conditional grant head for availability of missing facilities. "The signboards carry details of funds utilization, nature of work, names and contact numbers of PTC chairmen and secretaries", he maintained. He claimed that many schools in the district had implemented the orders in letter and spirit.
He said that the move was aiming to keep people especially parents of students updated and informed about the provision of huge funds to the PTCs. "The fixing of signboards by schools administration will also encourage local residents to take interest in school affairs and play an effective role in resolving problems faced by teachers and students", he added. He said that local people would also realize the sense of ownership of public sector schools and they will play the role of watchdog to ensure transparent utilization of funds meant for construction of group latrines, boundary wall, additional classrooms, installation of water pumps and other basic facilities. "Besides ensuring availability of basic facilities and transparent utilization of funds the community participation will prove helpful to improve learning environment at the schools and achieve the goals of quality education", he claimed.
Meanwhile, local district education officer Haziqur Rehman paid surprise inspection visits to several schools in Kurrum Par Area to check the attendance of teachers. DDEO Muhammad Sheraz also accompanied him. ESED officials checked the attendance of teachers and non teaching staff including class IV employees and junior clerks. At primary and high schools in Abbasa Khattak and Wanda Shahabkhel villages the teachers and other employees were found present.
They also inspected the uplift works executed under conditional grant by parent teacher councils. They issued on spot orders to the heads of several schools to fix signboards containing information about utilization of funds outside the schools. They said that the recruitment of over 250 teachers would help to overcome the deficiency of teaching staff in government schools.
Water supply scheme to be converted to solar power system: The drinking water supply schemes in Lakki city and rural localities in PK-76 will be converted on solar power system to overcome the problem of shortage of water. This was claimed by MPA Munawar Khan while speaking at a function after inaugurating a water supply scheme in Lakki city. The scheme had been completed with the cost of Rs.7 million and it would run by solar power system.
The occasion was also attended among others by district councilor engineer Haji Ameer Nawaz Khan, tehsil councilor advocate Hafiz Asif Saleem, neighborhood councilors Haji Mehmood Khan, Kifayatullah Khan and Abdul Shakoor Khan. The lawmaker said that with conversion of tube wells on solar power the area people would get clean drinking water during excessive electricity outages. He said that all villages in his constituency had a water supply scheme besides the several state run schools had been upgraded to the status of middle and high schools in rural areas.
He also took credit of setting up a mini stadium in Lakki city and said that his family believed in the politics of serving masses. "This is not the proper time to narrate about achievements and public welfare works executed during last three years", he maintained, saying that area people are politically mature and they will support Ahmadkhel family for their betterment and well being.