peshawar - The PTI led provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established Technical and Vocational Education Agency (TEVTA) for bringing improvement in the standard of technical education and guaranteeing their employment skilled manpower of the province.

This was stated by Chairman, KP-TEVTA, Nauman Wazir while talking to a group of journalists here on Tuesday. He said that a board has been constituted for TEVTA and after unprecedented increase in the budget of technical education the process of the administrative reconstitution of technical institutes has also been started. In this connection, he said prominent industrialists are playing their due role voluntarily to revive the institutions operating in the province and equip the youth with technical skill and education.

He said that the efforts started in this regard threatened the personal interests of some vested interests and selfish government employees and they had unleashed negative propaganda against the agency. The objective behind their hue and cry is to let them free to continue their financial irregularities and waste the precious time of the future of the nation. The Chairman TEVTA said that the provincial government has allocated a hefty amount of Rs8.1 billion, which would be spent on bringing improvement in the performance of 73 institutions working under the supervision of the agency.

The Board of Directors of TVETA is consisting of four administrative secretaries and thirteen industrialists, which through their mutual understanding has fixed four targets for raising the standard of technical and vocational education in the province. The targets are: review of the existing curricula and their reconstitution according to the demand of the market, making arrangements for practical training of the teachers, provision of sufficient training material to students, guaranteeing better discipline in technical institutions and besides repairing of faulty equipment the provision of modern machines to institutes.

He said that besides, provision of complete protection to all government employees, in the TEVTA Board Act, the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has also hinted at giving one-step move-over to employees for showing good performance. But, it is a matter of sorrow that instead of bringing improvement in their performance, the builders of the nation and country are running baseless propaganda campaign.

After the establishment of TEVTA, the fees of the poor students in vocational centres and technical colleges have been decreased and most of the decisions are being taken in consultations with principals and senior teachers. He made it clear in unequivocal terms that after the establishment of TEVTA neither their salaries would be decreased nor anyone would be sacked from his service.  The TEVTA Act is providing full protection to the employees of technical education and if they still have some reservations, then they should sent it to the TEVTA Office in written and assured that their all genuine problems would be resolved.