LAHORE:August 05: Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that the Punjab government has allocated Rs 10 billion to provide school education to 1.5 million deserving students in the 36 districts of the province.
Talking to a delegation of a private university, Mujtaba said that Rs 46 billion would be spent to provide school education to international standards, whereas more than three million children had been given admission during primary enrolment campaign.
He said that complete elimination of terrorism and extremism was necessary for the progress and prosperity of the country, adding that unemployment and poverty could be minimised through eradication of terrorism, and extremism could be rooted out through promotion of quality education.
He said that government was also awarding scholarships to thousands of talented students for the country and abroad. He said that 2.5 million students were getting computer education every year in the province through the chief minister’s IT promotion programme.
He said that private universities were playing a pivotal role in the promotion of higher education in the country and the Punjab government would continue its cooperation and assistance to the private education institutions.
He said that amount for endowment fund has been increased to Rs 10 billion.
Mujtaba said that the Punjab government had distributed 60,000 education vouchers among deserving students to enable them to complete their education in their favourite schools, while eight Daanish Schools will be opened up during the current fiscal year in less-developed areas of the province. He said that Rs 1 billion stipend was being distributed among girl students belonging to remote and deprived areas to encourage female education.Daily Times.