Saturday, July 14, 2012
punjab govt promoting girls education
LAHORE, 14 July:
The Punjab Government has provided a sum of Rs.52 crore for the up gradation of girl elementary schools to secondary level in the Province. The purpose of this initiative is to provide educational facilities to the girls near to their doorsteps.
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Muhammad Anwar stated this while presiding over a meeting of NGOs delegation which called on him at his office on Saturday. Various PEF high-ups were also present on the occasion who appraised the delegation about the various steps taken for the promotion of girls’ education in the province through public private partnership.
Raja Anwar said that girl students are 52 percent of the total number of students getting free education through the public private partnership model of the Punjab Education Foundation. He said that skills development program is also launched for the secondary level students and girl students are provided an opportunity to learn various beneficial skills for enhancing their economic future. Raja Anwar also said that Punjab Government will set up science labs in the public sector schools for promoting science education. He hoped that various measures taken by the Government will help to increase the role of women in the society. He also urged the NGOs to expand their voluntary work in the remote hinterlands so that the rural folk could also benefit from it.
The ten member delegation included representatives of various NGOs.