LAHORE:17 September: Quality of education is the top priority of the provincial government as it has allocated Rs. 195 billion in this regard that would provide an opportunity to talented and deserving students to get scholarships for higher studies.
Role of private education institutions has been vital for promotion of education in the country and government will continue monitoring their performance. Provincial Education Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman expressed these views at a reception held in honour of new students at Pak Polytechnic Institute, MPA Ijaz Ahmed Khan, Arifa Khalid Pervaiz, Najam Naheed, Saeed Alam Zaidi, Chairman Technical Board Dr. Shafique also addressed on the occasion.
Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that complete elimination of terrorism and extremism is necessary for the progress & prosperity of the country. He said that unemployment and poverty could be minimized through eradication of terrorism, whereas, extremism can be rooted out through promotion of quality education.
He posed that technical education is the backbone of our education system and economy as well and government will also award cash prizes as well as laptops to the position holders of Technical Board.
He said that 6 Danish Schools are running in the province whereas, 8 Danish schools will be completed in current month besides 8 Danish schools will be set up in current financial year with a cost of 2 billion. He said that government has recruited 36 thousand school teachers and 30 thousand subject specialist purely on merit.
"Punjab Government has set-up endowment fund with rupees 10 billion, talented and deserving students are getting scholarship for higher studies", he said.
He told that Punjab Government has provided a sum of Rs. 10 billion to promote school education in the marginalized strata and 1.5 million deserving students in the 36 districts would be benefited during current year. He told that a sum of Rs. 46 billion will be spent on the school education sector to elevate it according to international standards.F.P. Report.