Lahore, August 30, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that government has decided to construct additional classrooms in schools across the province under “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme”. He said that more than 25 thousand additional classrooms will be built during next two years at a cost of billions of rupees. He said that the programme to be started from south Punjab during current year will be implemented in phases.
He was addressing a meeting held to review matters pertaining to “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme”, here today. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme of provision of modern facilities to students so as to promote quality education in the province. He said that special attention has also been paid to provision of missing facilities in schools and these have been ensured to a large extent in educational institutions.
Shahbaz Sharif said that “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme” is a revolutionary step of Punjab government and its implementation will result in availability of better academic facilities to students and they will be able to pay more attention to their studies. He said that a programme has been evolved for the construction of more than ten thousand rooms in different schools during current year and it is being started from south Punjab.
He said that this project will leave a positive impact on education sector and better educational facilities will become available to boy and girl students. Issuing instructions to Communication and Works Department for the speedy implementation of the programme, he said that a high standard should be ensured in the construction of classrooms and an effective system of monitoring should also be devised.
He said that matters pertaining to early implementation of this programme should be settled and the departments concerned should work speedily in this regard. Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Chief Secretary, Secretary Education and authorities concerned were present in the meeting while Secretary C and W participated in the meeting through Viber from abroad.
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