Lahore:The two-day workshop arranged by the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) for the capacity building of its subject specialists, deputed in low-cost private schools in 24 districts with the view to enhance the quality of education, has concluded here today at children library complex with chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Anwar in the chair at the concluding ceremony. As many as 51 subject specialists from 24 districts took part in it.
PEF chairman Raja Anwar said in his address that PEF has provided subject specialists under “Subject Based Support Program (SBSP)” to improve the level of education of private schools. These subject specialists teach the subjects of mathematics, english, physics, chemistry and biology and they not only are performing duties in their allocated schools but also proving to be helpful human resource for the Punjab Education Foundation in other tasks like conduction of quality assurance tests, school surveys, monitoring of schools and holding of training workshops etc. Now, the program has been revamped to enhance focus on schools improvement and capacity building of teachers, he added. He said that 12 thousand students have been benefited by this program during the last fiscal year.
While talking about the initiatives of the Punjab government for improving the school sector, he said that as many as 70 thousand teachers have been recruited on merit during recent years in the province. Out of it, 31 thousand science and mathematics teachers have been appointed by the Punjab government while 16 thousand more teachers will also be recruited in these subjects during the current fiscal year.
Earlier, PEF director Ms. Bushra Saeed spoke about the aims and objectives of the workshop. Later, Raja Anwar distributed certificates among participants. The function was also attended by PEF-DMD Aamir Iftikhar and Director (HRM) Kashif Tariq Chak.