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475,000 children admitted to schools in 2019’

SARGODHA:09 January: Education Chief Executive Officer Riaz Qadeer Bhatti said that a total 475,000 children were given admission to schools while 176 private institutions registered in the district during the year 2019. The CEO said in annual report on Wednesday that during the year 2019, the Education Department had given admission to 475,000 children in primary and secondary schools that was 91.45% of the given target. Total 176 private institutions were registered whereas 132 applications were under process. Report said that education authority had distributed assistance Cheques among the 64 heirs of deceased persons from Benevolent Fund whereas 85 family pension cases were settled during the years. The authority also distributed cheques of group insurance among 89 employees and settled 594 individual pension cases. Report further said that 851 employees were regularized, 338 teachers promoted and 83 teachers were given financial assistance during the year. CEO Riaz Qadeer Bhatti told that in 2019, the government released Rs 100 million from non-salary budget that was distributed adding that the department had spent Rs 47.6 million on 24 different schemes whereas Rs 390,000 given to 78 students of 9th class for encouragement. Regarding annual results, the CEO told that during the year 2018-19, 91.47pc children passed in 5th class, 93.67pc passed in 8th class, 49.67pc in 9th, 80.48pc in 10th class, 51.15pc in 11th class exams.The news.