Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has issued education vouchers to one lakh and 40 thousand deserving male and female students to help them to study free of cost in schools of choice up to Matric level in Punjab.
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Raja Anwar stated this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of an EVS partner school in Sukhnehr area on Thursday.
Addressing the function, Raja Anwar said that education vouchers are a symbol of bright future of poor children who have no resources to go to schools on their own. This scheme has helped the poorest out of school children to join educational institutions for studies. Now, PEF has laid the foundation of a prosperous and educated Pakistan through its beneficial educational interventions, he added. He said that PEF also conducts quality assurance tests to monitor the academic standards of the EVS partner schools.
Terming education voucher scheme as the biggest gratis educational drive in the whole world, PEF Chairman said that it heralds the bright future for the impecunious strata. School principal also addressed the function.
Later, PEF Chairman distributed prizes among bright students.