Lahore: Minister Education Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Punjab government is providing all out cooperation and assistance for the promotion of standardized education to the private institutions. He said that private universities are playing pivotal role in the promotion of higher education in the country and Punjab Government would continue its cooperation & assistance to the private education institutions.
He expressed these views , here today. Chairman Board of Governors Atif Mushtaq, Director General Administration Gen.(R) M. Latif and others also addressed on the occasion. The Minister distributed medals and degrees among the successful students. Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that Punjab Government had distributed 60 thousand education vouchers among the deserving students to enable them complete their education in their favorite school. He said that Rs. One billion stipend is being distributed in the girl students belonging to remote and deprived areas to encourage female education. Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that 25 lakh boy and girl students are getting computer education every year in the province through IT promotion programme of Chief Minister Punjab. He said that amount for endowment fund has been increased upto Rs. 10 billion.
Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that Punjab Government has provided a sum of Rs. 10 billion to promote school education in the marginalized strata and 1.5 million deserving students in the 36 districts would be benefited. He told that a sum of Rs. 46 billion will be spent on the school education sector to elevate it according to international standards. He said that more than 30 lakh children had been given admission in the schools as a result of primary enrolment campaign launched by the Punjab Government. He said that government is also awarding scholarships to thousands of talented students for studying in the country and abroad.