Since 2008, governments in KP have made efforts to improve school facilities and infrastructure, increase budgets and
invest in teachers. During the last five years, KP is the only province that has regularly allocated more than 20% of total
budgets to education. In 2011–2012 the total allocation for education stood at Rs. 63.17 billion. This increased to Rs.
123.07 billion in 2016–17. However, substantial challenges remain.
The province continues to struggle to make education more accessible for girls and to ensure students have the
opportunity to pursue education beyond the primary level. Budget increase has largely fed into recurrent and
salary-related costs rather than towards development and the construction of new schools.