Lahore ranked 34th in Punjab in educational performance

LAHORE:02 August: The provincial capital has come down to an alarming 34th position as far as the overall academic performance in Punjab is concerned. As many as 13 indicators were selected to gauge educational standards in the province- out of which Punjab shows a satisfactory performance only in one; that is the Function of facilitators, in which the city was ranked number two. Lahore was ranked first in the category of least drop-outs in any city and came 24th in the Literacy Test Math category. It was ranked 28th in possessing the most dangerous school buildings. Lahore Deputy Commissioner Sameer Ahmad blamed a general lazy attitude and lack of responsibility for this result. He also warned that all officials who were not performing their duties would be transferred. He said that the dangerous school buildings would be done away with soon and new buildings would replace them. He also called a district review committee meeting to address the bleak educational situation in the city. Addressing the district revenue committee, he also said that action would be taken those district education officers who were not paying regular field visits. Published in Daily Times, August 2nd , 2017.

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