Lahore: Minister Education Punjab Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Punjab government is distributing solar lamps among the 2 lakh students with a cost of Rs. 2.5 billion under Ujala Programme so that load shedding could not disrupt their study. He said that during current fiscal year 1 lakh 25 thousand laptops are being distributed among the students on merit under a transparent system and if we succeed to form the government in coming elections 3 lakh laptops would be distributed in next fiscal year.
He expressed these views in solar lamps distributing ceremony at Govt. Girls Model High School, chowk Nakhuda Misri Shah. Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman distributed the solar lamps among the students. On highlighting the achievements of Punjab government in education sector during 5 years, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that IT labs have been set up in more than 5000 high schools and 515 middle schools. He said that scholarships of ten billion rupees are being provided to thousands of students within the country and abroad from Endowment fund. He said that more than 70 thousand teachers have been recruited on merit in a transparent manner for removing shortage of school teachers throughout the province. He said that modern science lab have been established in one thousand high schools of the province at a cost of one billion rupees. He said that talented girl and boy students are being given laptops while the male and female students obtaining first position in all the boards are sent abroad on tour to the prestigious universities of the world.