100pc enrolment after vacation: minister

LAHORE:PUNJAB Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has claimed that 80 percent target of primary enrolment campaign has been achieved while the rest will be achieved after summer vacation.

He was talking to a thee-member delegation, led by acting British High Commissioner Peter Tibber, which called on the minister regarding Education Sector Reforms Programme. Alistair King and Mr Mackenzi were other members of the delegation.

The education minister and schools secretary informed the delegation about the reforms being made in the education sector. Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman said Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif had declared education and health his top priority.

He said important steps had been taken for improvement of education sector in the province during the last three years which included setting up of computer labs, recruitment of teachers on merit, cash prizes and organizing ceremonies in honour of high achievers, provision of quality education to the poor students in Daanish Schools, establishment of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, Model Schools and imparting training to the teachers.

The delegation was also informed that political interference had been eliminated in education sector and appointments on all administrative posts had been made on merit through search committees in education department.

The delegation was also told that educational budget was also being spent in a transparent manner.The news.

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