Lahore: The Punjab government has spent an amount of Rs. 111 billion on different educational projects during its five year tenure to improve and expand the educational facilities for the students. In this regard, Chief Minister’s Education Roadmap Program will go a long way to eradicate illiteracy and ignorance in the province. During the last five years, the investment made in the education sector will also help to improve the overall academic standards besides ensuring best educational facilities for all.
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Anwar stated this while talking to a 10 member delegation of different NGOs working in the field of education in Punjab.
Raja Anwar told that a sum of Rs. Two billion has been distributed among the shining teachers showing exemplary performance in their institutions and added that one lakh and nine thousand contract teachers have also been made permanent. He observed that special attention was paid to provision of essential educational facilities in the educational institutions to improve the academic standards as well as to provide child-friendly atmosphere for learning. He asked the NGOs to strive for the welfare of the poor children living in the remote and far-flung areas so that no one is left un-educated. He observed that proactive role of the private sector will help to achieve the goal of composite development. The head of delegation Mr. Khalid Butt thanked the provincial government for its benevolent approach towards welfare of the poor and needy.