PESHAWAR,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st Augst,2016) : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Social Welfare and Special Education and Irrigation, Sikandar Khan Sherpao has said that special people are part of the society and government will take all possible steps to ensure their quality and modern education. He said that the next Annual Development Plan (ADP) includes establishment of new schools for the visually impaired people in every division of the province and later on such schools would be extended to district level.
The minister said this during a ceremony organized at the Blind school in Hashtnaghri regarding distribution of computers to special schools throughout the province. The ceremony was attended by Additional Secretary for social welfare and special education Adil Shah, Director for Social Welfare Naeem Khan and heads of the schools for visually impaired people from all over the province. Sikandar Sherpao presented desktop computers to the heads of the schools for visually impaired people so they may be educated in operating computers.
Addressing the event, the minister said that it is our social responsibility to ensure that the special and visually impaired people are able to take active part in the society by providing them with quality and technical education. Sikandar said that a special printing press will be established for publication of books for the new classes in these schools from Sept 1, 2016. Moreover, the minister also expressed the need for taking steps for making all the schools for visually impaired people in the province functional while establishing a separate directorate for establishment of new schools for special education in the province, he added.