Lahore : Provincial Minister for Schools Education Murad Ras has said that schools education department is going to introduce teachers’ friendly e-transfer policy. On the other side, 20 percent fee will be refunded to the parents of the students getting education in elite private schools which are charging more than five thousand rupees monthly fee. Similarly, such private schools will be shutdown which will be failed in registration till 12 April.
This was stated by him while addressing a press conference in DGPR Office here today. Deputy Commissioner Lahore Ms. Saliha Saeed and Director General Public Relations Punjab Amjad Hussain Bhatti were also present on the occasion.
The minister said that parents should submit their complaints on 0336-7251214 if the private schools didn’t reimburse the additional dues to them. Their problems will be solved on emergent basis, he assured. He said that private school owners should ensure the implementation of Supreme Court’s verdict regarding deduction of fee; otherwise, legal action will be taken against them.
He said that latest computer technology will be used to improve the students-teachers ratio in classrooms. This will greatly help to improve the quality of education, he hoped.
He said that under e-transfer policy, transfer of teachers will be made purely on merit and in a transparent manner. He said that this initiative will help to curb the mafia which used to take bribe in posting/transfer. He said that modern software will also be utilized for posting/ transfer of teachers. He said that under transfer policy, initial relief will be provided to the female teachers.
Murad said that new educational year will be started from 1st of Aprilwhereas enrolment campaign will be started on 1st of March.
Similarly, summer vacation would be started from June 1st till August 11. He said that work is speedily being done for curbing the menace of narcotics in educational institutions. He said that random blood and urine tests will be conducted and a comprehensive campaign will be launched in order to create awareness in the students.
He said that cigarettes and betel-nut chewing shops in the five hundred radius of schools will be closed down to save the students from such injurious things.
Deputy Commissioner Lahore said that Supreme Court orders will be implemented to provide relief to the parents and students and the schools which are not registered with the government will be got registered.
Later, provincial minister Murad Ras met with the parents of students getting education in elite private schools. He listened to their problems and ensured to redress their grievances. He said that Schools Education Department is working round-the-clock for providing quality education to the students.