In a serious setback for the training sector, privately-owned printing firms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have halted the manufacturing of college textbooks.
The businesses, which had been commissioned by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board (KPTB), have taken this drastic step as a result of provincial authorities’s reluctance to launch funds.
This improvement has raised considerations a couple of potential delay within the provision of books to college students as the brand new tutorial yr approaches.
In a stunning revelation, it has come to gentle that the provincial authorities has failed to supply the KPTB with a single penny from the projected prices of Rs. 10 billion for printing 60 million textbooks for the educational yr 2023-24.
This tutorial yr is about to start on 1 April, leaving little time for the federal government to launch the funds and for the textbooks to be printed and distributed on time.
The KPTB has acknowledged that it has been issuing reminders to the finance division each week for the instant launch of funds. That is being completed with a purpose to be sure that the books are printed and distributed on time and to stop any loss within the college students’ studying.
The dearth of funding from the federal government has put the manufacturing and distribution of textbooks in jeopardy, and the KPTB is urging the federal government to take instant motion to stop any delay within the provision of textbooks to college students.