Govt allocated 4% more funds for education as compared to 2012-13


ISLAMABAD: The federal government had allocated Rs 59.28 billion for education during the fiscal year 2013-14 against last year Rs 57.03 billion with an increase of 4.0 percent, reveals Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14.
According to the Economic Survey Report issued here Monday, the government had initiated a number of projects for the expansion and development of Basic and College education including National Book Foundation (NBF) Head Office Building, Phase-II Islamabad, with an estimated cost of Rs 6.684 million.
The other projects include establishment of FG Degree College for Women at Bhara Kahu, Islamabad, with a cost of Rs 11.250 million, strengthening of IMCG F-7/4, Islamabad, with Rs 11.124 million, establishment of FG Degree College for Boys at Nowshera, with Rs 6.650 million and Capacity Building of Teacher Training Institutions & Training of Elementary School Teachers in ICT, FATA, GB & AJ&K with a cost of Rs 104.532 million. 
Moreover, Rs 15 million were allocated for Educational Leadership and Institutional Management (ELIM) Phase-III, Rs 2342.792 million for Establishment & Operation of Basic Education Community School, Rs 16.192 million for Financial Management for Good Governance (FMGG) Phase-II, Rs 2367.98 million for improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan, Rs 7.904 million for the use of Data for Educational Planning & Management Using Computer Software for Education Managers, Rs 106.00 million for Capacity Building of Teachers Training Institutions and Training of Elementary Schools Teachers in Balochistan, Rs 103.279 million for the capacity Building of Teachers Training Institutions and Training of Elementary Schools Teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rs 365.543 million for the Capacity Building of Teachers Training Institutions and Training of Elementary Schools Teachers in Punjab and Rs 150.00 million for the Capacity Building of Teachers Training Institutions and Training of Elementary Schools Teachers in Sindh. 
Moreover, Rs 5 million were allocated for the award of 100 Scholarships to Bangladeshi Students in Engineering and Information Technology under Prime Minister’s Directive, Rs 35.685 million for the award of 400 scholarships to students from Indian Occupied Kashmir in the fields of Medicine, Engineering and I.T. Rs 3 million for the award of Cultural Scholarship to students from Other Countries.
Construction of 96 Shelter Less Primary School Buildings of Southern Districts of AJ&K with a cost of Rs 296.808 million, Reconstruction of 70 Non-strategy institutions (30 Primary, 20 Middle, and 20 High schools) Earth quake affected Damaged School Buildings, Provision of Furniture and other equipments in 7 districts of AJ&K with Rs 493.192 million while establishment of Project Monitoring & Evaluation Cell with a cost of Rs 2 million were also some of the projects. 

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