Rawalpindi : The Ministry of Climate Change has extended felicitation and appreciation to Abdullah Ahmad Khan son of Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry, for achieving outstanding score in the SSC-1 annual examination for the year 2012 of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
Having appeared in the examination at the Jinnah Preparatory School for Boys in the Satellite Town of Rawalpindi under roll number 587305, Abdullah Ahmad Khan secured 429 out of total 480 marks (89.375 percent).
“I had to burn midnight oil to achieve this score and such outstanding result encourages me to strive more for the best in my academic life,” said euphoric Abdullah Ahmad. Although he wishes to study chartered accountancy, he pledged to serve the country in the field of economy.
The Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change, Muhammad Ahmad Khan said that education has become really unaffordable for millions, particularly those who even cannot afford one time food. “Bearing the education expenses of the children of the government employees including those who are in high grades has put strenuous burden on the salaries, particularly at a time when rupee value is fast sliding downward,” he remarked.
“Escalating cost of living, education, health has forced millions of parents to pull out their children from schools and send them to work to support family income. And, this is hurting country’s overall economic growth. For, education and health are at the centre-stage of socio-economic development. A nation lacking these facilities will never set its path that leads to prosperity, development, better law and order,” the deputy secretary Muhammad Ahmad said. He urged the government to increase allocations for the education and health sectors and announce education allowances for government employees, particularly those in lower grades.