Quality education is our top priority, Provincial Education Minister

Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

12th Nov, 2019. 08:27 pm

Provincial Minister for Education Murad Raas has said that 100 exemplary schools would be established in Lahore within next two to three months.

Lahore needs at least 1000 schools and this target would also be achieved soon.

He was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad also spoke while Executive Committee Members Wasif Yousaf and Zeshan Sohail Malik were also present.

The Minister said that Provision of quality education is the top priority of Punjab government.

He said that another 110 model schools would be established by April-May of next year in 11 districts of Punjab.

He said that 1000 new computer labs and 1000 science labs are also being established.

He said that special attention is being given to the technological advancement that is need of the hour.

He said that transfer and posting system for 0.4 million teachers has been made transparent through an APP.

He said that entire education system in Punjab would be automated.

He said that if schools no reduce fees according to court order Govt of the Punjab sealed all schools like cancellation the registration.

He said that Punjab government is going to introduce a new teachers training program within next 30 to 45 days.

Under this program, 400 trainers would be sent abroad for modern training and later these master trainers would be posted in 36 districts of Punjab for teachers training.

Murad Raas said that education for out of school children is top priority of the Punjab government.

Punjab government provided facilities in 22 districts of Punjab that brought 21,000 children back to school.

He said that education from first to primary would be in Urdu while English would be included as a subject so that students can learn easily.

LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that human resources should be imparted technical education as export of skilled labor force can bring foreign remittances to over $ 30 billion.

He hoped that Punjab government would increase allocation for education sector.

He said that curriculum should be uniform throughout the country.

He said that teacher have a key role in nation building therefore they should be facilitated.

The LCCI President said that provision of education, health and peaceful environment is the basic responsibility of the state and an efficient education system is very important for the development of a nation or any country.

This helps the common man to become a responsible and Efficient Global Citizen.

The LCCI President said that an increased productivity, once achieved, would not only help multiply manifold the country’s gross domestic product but would also help significantly lower inflation and make life affordable for a lot more than just the select few.

We want to fight and reduce poverty, we need to think long term and invest in education today.

He said that Education is a debt due from the present to the future generations.

It’s longer term objective that needs investment today. It’s a tree which planted today would bear fruit for our future generations.

“If we want Pakistan to be a truly developed nation one day, we need to sow the seeds today.

“We want Pakistan to compete with the rest of the developed world we want to make sure that we have strong and affordable institutions that impart education to the masses”, LCCI President added.

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