Punjab Government approves Rs. 15 billion project for rehabilitation of schools

By Maryam Dodhy on
August 16, 2016
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The government of Punjab under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved the “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme”. In a high-level meeting attended by several government officials in Lahore, a formal approval was granted to this project that is worth Rs. 15 billion.

According to this program, new classrooms will be established in schools all across Punjab and improve the educational facilities for students. Besides the construction of new classrooms, rehabilitation work in improving the state of old schools will also be carried out.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister approved the design of the classrooms and said that Rs. 15 billion would be used to construct additional classrooms in 16 districts of southern Punjab on a priority basis. Mr. Sharif also said that top companies will be employed, using top technology to carry out this construction while a steering committee had already been set in place to monitor the activities of this project.

The Punjab government has recently been taking a lot of steps to better the state of education in the country starting with allocating a significant amount for education in this fiscal year’s budget. Furthermore, the government also approved seven schemes for development in the education and transport sector. Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform, is now taking steps to promote scientific education in the country. He recently approved a National Action Plan for promoting STEM education in the country. Earlier this year in May, Punjab government vowed to offer a full scholarship to Pakistani PhDs at the world’s top 50 universities.

Source – Pakistan Today

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