Lahore: The Punjab government is spending an amount of Rs. 4 billion in the current fiscal year to provide necessary missing facilities to the students of elementary schools in the province. The purpose of this developmental agenda is to arrange quality education in the public sector schools because streamlining of Pakistani society depends upon market-driven educational system.
This was stated by Chairman Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Raja Anwar while talking to a 15-member delegation of educationists who called on him at his residence on Sunday. Raja Anwar explained the school reforms agenda to the delegation and maintained that education sector reforms is the most important agenda of the Punjab government and ample funds have been provided so that no one is left uneducated.
Giving a breakup of the school sector reforms, he informed that Rs. 52crore are allocated for upgrading the girls middle schools to high level and said that another amount of Rs. 20 crore are provided for the setting up of science labs in the public sector schools. This reforms process will help to modernize the school education system and it will also help in producing a leadership of international standards, he maintained.
The educationists should lend a helping hand in this noble cause of promoting education because education is a key to success, concluded Raja Anwar.