Lahore:Minister for Education Punjab, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that government is implementing a comprehensive programme for providing free of cost modern educational facilities to the children and more than 11 lakh children of private school are getting education on the government expenses. He said that Rs. 6.5 billion have been allocated for this purpose in the next fiscal year beget for Punjab education foundation. He said that government is giving emphasis on the teacher’s training and funds have been provided to the concerned institutions for this purpose.
While talking to various delegations of private schools management, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that private educational institutions are performing a valuable service in the field of education and government is providing all out cooperation and assistance to the private sector in this regard as Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is providing grant and scholarships to the private educational institutions and students. He said that government is implementing a comprehensive programme for providing modern educational facilities to the children. He said that government schools have been given the status of English medium schools while Punjab government has also lunched a vigorous campaign for primary enrolment and 31 lakh children have been given admission in the schools so far as a result of this campaign. The Minister said that Daanish schools would spread knowledge in every nook and corner of the country and would remove poverty and ignorance from backward areas and a new era of progress and development will usher in.