Punjab Educational Endowment Fund scholarship for students

Shahbaz doubles PEEF scholarship for students
Lahore, July 01: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the target of students getting scholarships under the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) should be enhanced from 25,000 to 50,000 this year.

He further said that scholarships of Rs 1.25 billion would be given this year and if additional resources were needed to provide scholarships to 50,000 students, they would also be made available.

He was addressing the 6th meeting of the PEEF Board of Directors here on Thursday. Shahbaz said that the PEEF had ensured the completion of educational activities of talented students facing financial constraints and such students were getting education not only in the prestigious institutions of the country but also abroad. He said the establishment of the fund was a revolutionary step of the Punjab government in the 63- year history of the country, through which, talented students facing financial problems were getting their education. He said scholarships had been given to 17,000 students out of the fund so far.

The chief minister said the youth was a guarantee of the bright future of the country and all possible resources would be provided for equipping them with modern knowledge. He said the PEEF was the largest endowment fund of the country through which scholarships were not only being given to the talented students of the four provinces but also to the male and female students of Gilgit-Baltistan, Fata and Azad Kashmir. He also directed the PEEF management that this year, 20 students should be sent to prestigious universities of the world for getting education.

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PEF to provide subject specialists to private schools
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has entered into an agreement with 92 low-cost private schools of 17 different districts of the province to provide the services of subject specialists to teach the subjects of Science and English to 5,000 students of these schools.

In this regard, a ceremony to sign the memorandum of understanding was held at Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC) Auditorium on Thursday which was attended by the school owners and PEF management.

Punjab Education Foundation Director (CPDP) Ms Bushra Saeed signed the MoU on behalf of the PEF.

This programme has been launched under “Teaching in Clusters by Subject Specialists” (TICSS) with a view to improve and strengthen the overall quality of education in low-cost schools where, often, school owners cannot hire highly educated teachers because of their financial constraints.

According to the MoU, the PEF will provide 46 subject specialists to 92 schools in the districts of Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Toba Tek Singh, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Nankana Sahib and Faisalabad. Every Subject Specialist will teach in two schools and the PEF will pay salaries to them.

The PEF director (CPDP) hoped that the partnership would also help the low-cost schools learn the modern concepts of teaching. The news


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