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Secondary education is compulsory now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Faryal Nadeem Feb 07, 2017
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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa meeting which was held on Monday approved the bill proposing the secondary and primary education to be mandatory for all children between the five and 16 years of age.

Under the bill, education will be provided free of cost in all the public sectors educational institutions.

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The adviser of Chief Minister Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said that under the bill, Government is responsible for the free education of all the children in KP. However, parents will be responsible for sending their children to school.

If any parent does not send their students to the school, then parents will be punishable with the imprisonment for a month or fine. It may extend to Rs 100 per day for sending the children to schools.

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Furthermore, the government will establish the authority to ensure the attendance in schools. It might be possible that computerized or electronic attendance system will be used.

The provincial cabinet improves imparting Holy Quran as a compulsory subject in all private and public schools from grade one to five. The translation of Holy Quran will be mandatory from grade six to ten for all Muslim students in the province.