Lahore:Senior advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that provision of quality education is the top priority of the Punjab government and that recommendations are being finalized to set up Punjab Higher Education Commission to improve the education system in the province.
He said this while presiding over a special meeting held to review proposals to reform the education system, at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, here today. Secretary Higher Education Commission, vice chancellors of all universities, education experts, principals of colleges, officials of school education and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that vital improvement in syllabus is drastically needed to meet the contemporary challenges. He said most of books included in the syllabus of colleges and universities are being taught for the last 20 years without any improvement. He said the Punjab government attaches priority to improve the education system by focusing on improving the working of the existing universities, besides opening new universities and enhancing capacities of hard-working and efficient teachers.
During the meeting, the education experts stressed the need for improving the intermediate education system. They said efficient teachers make efforts to get better jobs when they are not paid according to their qualifications due to which the intermediate education system is suffering.
Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that more refresher courses should be arranged for the teachers to improve their capacity so that they could teach the students according to modern requirements. Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa ordered the participants of the meeting to prepare separate recommendations for the promotion of quality education in schools, colleges and universities.