LAHORE:12 August: A hefty amount of four billion rupees will be spent to provide necessary facilities in primary/middle schools, and Rs. 5.2 million will be spent on upgradation of girls' middle schools in the province.
While talking to a delegation of students, Punjab Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that the government is providing modern educational facilities to children and 80,000 children have been admitted in government schools from private schools.
According to a hand out,he said that 1 lakh 8 thousand schools are providing education to children in the province and one teacher is available for 31 students. However,he said after fresh recruitment, one teacher will be available for 29 students.
Education minister said that curriculum authority will be established in the province and added that 2,62,500 students of ages 4 to 15 years are getting education under non-formal basic education schools.
While commending the role of private institutions for education he said the government is extending all out cooperation and assistance to the private sector in this regard. "Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is providing grant and scholarships to private educational institutions and students".
Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that government schools have been given the status of English medium schools last year while Punjab government has also launched a campaign for primary enrolment and 31 lakh children have been given admission in the schools so far as a result of this campaign.F.P.Report.