PESHAWAR: The Elementary Schooling Basis, an autonomous authorities organisation, goes to give up a whopping Rs3.four billion fund over failure to launch the enrolment of out-of-school kids throughout the province.
Sources advised Daybreak that the elementary and secondary schooling division had tasked the EEF with enrolling 212,000 out-of- faculty kids within the authorities and personal faculties.
They mentioned for the reason that EEF wasted time as a consequence of incapacity and mismanagement, the duty of enrolling kids wasn’t achieved.
The sources mentioned presently, round 200,000 college students had been enrolled in neighborhood and personal faculties funded by the provincial authorities by means of the EEF.
MD alleges pretend identification of out-of-school kids by Bureau of Statistics
Based on a survey carried out by the schooling division, over 1.eight million kids are out of college within the province.
The sources mentioned the allocation of Rs3.four billion within the present monetary price range (2018-19) was one of many schooling division’s initiatives meant for bringing kids to high school.
They mentioned the EEF was contemplating 5 choices for the enrolment of youngsters, together with supporting their schooling in personal faculties, establishing neighborhood faculties, starting night shift in authorities faculties, establishing faculties below public-private partnership, and launching accelerated studying programme.
The sources mentioned the enrolment of scholars was to start at the beginning of the tutorial 12 months final April however that plan wasn’t executed.
They mentioned the enrolment was to conclude by the top of January or in the course of Feb.
The sources mentioned as the method couldn’t start as a result of EEF’s inefficiency, the cash allotted for it will be surrendered leaving the focused kids out of colleges.
They mentioned the EEF was certain to put ads in newspapers to ask corporations for the identification of such kids, faculties and different formalities however it failed to take action.
When contacted, EEF managing director Zulfiqar Ahmad mentioned he’d contracted the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) to establish out-of-school kids for enrollment in faculties.
He mentioned the BoS recognized 90,000 out-of-school kids in numerous areas of the province however when a 3rd celebration was employed to endorse them, solely 40,000 had been validated with the remaining being discovered to be pretend.
The MD alleged that moreover the BoS officers, the EEF officers, too, had been concerned within the pretend identification of the out-of-school kids.
“I additionally stopped the cost of wage to the lecturers serving in 450 neighborhood faculties in Sept as such faculties existed on papers solely,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the chief minister’s inspection group additionally probed irregularities within the EEF and submitted an in depth report back to the chief minister about it.
“To debate points within the organisation, the EEF of governors was convened on Feb 7 however as a substitute of discussing agenda gadgets, it suspended me,” he mentioned.
Adviser to the chief minister on elementary and secondary schooling Ziaullah Bangash advised Daybreak that the EEF had lengthy been going through a whole lot of issues.
He mentioned the EEF board had suspended the MD for failing to ship.
“The MD was unable to answer the questions put by BoG members through the assembly,” he mentioned.
The adviser mentioned the board would meet once more on Feb 21 to determine concerning the begin of inquiries towards the senior EEF officers allegedly concerned in irregularities.
Printed in Daybreak, February 19th, 2019