Tuesday, January 31, 2012
LAHORE, January 31:
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has initiated a program to felicitate the shining students and their schools clinching top positions in elementary exams held under the Punjab Examination Commission by awarding consolation prizes to them. This program is also aimed to encourage the bright schools and their teachers who show hundred percent results in quality assurance tests.
In this regard, a ceremony was held on Tuesday to give away consolation prizes to students, teachers and heads of schools partnered under Foundation Assisted Schools (FAS) program at board-room of PEF head office with PEF-Director (FAS) Nadeem Masood in the chair.
38 teachers, 12 students and two partner schools besides parents of the winning students attended the ceremony.
A total of Rs. 6.65 lakh prize money @ Rs. 50 thousand each for two schools showing hundred percent result in quality assurance tests, Rs. 10 thousand each for teachers of such schools besides Rs. 15 thousand each for PEC toppers and Rs. 12,500 for the students getting second or third positions in elementary exams were distributed by the FAS Director Nadeem Masood.
The ceremony was also attended by parents of winning students who complimented this step and held the view that gratis education has helped their children to continue their studies.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
January 29, 2012:
Pakistani media should play an active role in promoting the cause of gratis education in the poor segments of the society as it could help eliminate economic disparity through the introduction of quality education which will broaden the mental horizon of the students to excel in life.
New entrants in the field of journalism should therefore strive to sensitize the poor and deprived people to send their children to schools so that their poor siblings could break the vicious circle of poverty by implying their academic potential.
This was stated by Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Raja Anwar while talking to eight member M.S. development journalism program students’ delegation of Punjab University led by Ms. Esha Rasheed at his office the other day.
While talking to the students, he said that Punjab government was committed to women empowerment adding that it fully believes in creating an enabling environment for people in general to enjoy long, healthy and creative life and for women in particular.
He said that it is very important to bring the women into the limelight so that policy-makers could design their development interventions in a way that could financially empower her enough to make a difference in the living conditions of herself, her family and immediate surroundings. We need to realize that ignorance is a greater impiety which should be done away with by education.
He said: “It is good to see that urbanization and rise of media have contributed much in adopting changes in Pakistani society and with this change, the most important thing that happened, is change in archaic mindset which previously considered daughters as a burdens but now it’s not like that anymore, and due to parents’ encouragement and support, women are working side by side with men and sharing the burden of society as an equal partner.”
The delegation was comprised of Syeda Imrana, Khadija Rafiq, Zeeshan kamboh, Arsalan Ali, Khalid Ismail, Dilnashin Asghar and Anum Asghar who appreciated the educational interventions of the Punjab Education Foundation.
Friday, January 27, 2012
LAHORE, January 27:
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched first aid training program for its partner schools in the province to sensitize the students and teaching community about saving precious human lives in times of need. In this regard, an interactive session was arranged at PEF Head Office on Friday to educate the PEF officials about dealing with minor emergencies in their homes or offices.
The training session was jointly conducted by Director Pakistan chapter Disaster Relief Ireland Dr. Farooq Butt, Master Trainers Dr. Shahzad Ahmad & Dr. Imran Shahzad and Asif Mahmood Senior Instructor Edhi Ambulance Service Pakistan.
The training session was attended by different program heads and senior officials who were trained about dealing with untoward situations and emergencies. Institute of Learning Emergency Medicine (ILEM) established in Pakistan by Disaster Relief Ireland and University of Health Sciences, Lahore is promoting life saving skills at school level which will now be taught to the students in all PEF partner schools free of cost. Students of PEF partner schools will thus be able to play their role in the time of need by learning this first aid training.
The training session was arranged by PEF Director (HR) Kashif Ijaz Chak.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Punjab Education Foundation has planned first aid training for its employees and partner schools to cope with the emergency situations in daily life. In the first phase, this training will be imparted to the PEF employees.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Punjab a role model ‘Education Province’--- Raja Anwar
LAHORE, January 19:
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has disbursed a sum of Rs. 7.5 million as honoraria among 50 FAS partner schools of 12 different districts who topped 8th, 9th and 10th quality assurance tests in their districts.
The prize distribution ceremony was held at Children’s Library Complex on Thursday with Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Muhammad Anwar in the chair. Honoraria amounts were distributed among school heads, teachers and students as an incentive to encourage the distinguished partner schools in the province.
Addressing the ceremony, PEF Chairman Raja Anwar said that Chief Minister has made Punjab a role model “education province” as education is the most important pillar of composite development. Keeping this in view, Punjab has taken many practical steps including promotion of public-private partnership for the education of impecunious children, to educate each and every child in the province.
Giving a detail of PEF plans for the promotion of education in future, he said that one thousand new schools will be partnered under Foundation Assisted Schools Program and 70 thousand vouchers will be distributed by the end of June this year, while new school program will be expanded to 11 more districts. He hoped that this expansion plan will extend public-private partnership in the school sector and more and more deserving children will be able to get gratis education through partner schools.
He also asked the school owners to launch cleanliness drive in their schools so as to avoid any attack of dengue in future. They should also give attention to the character building of their students, he added.
Later, Raja Anwar distributed honoraria among school heads, teachers and students belonging to the districts of Lahore, Sialkot, Multan, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh, Gujrat, Chiniot, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Khushab, Vehari and Jhang.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Anwar will preside over District Coordination Meeting at children's library complex, lahore on jan.19, 2012 at 11-00am.