Govt committed to provide quality education: Mashhood

LAHORE: Punjab government is committed to introduce and implement world’s best practices of learning in schools to provide quality education to every child.

This was stated by Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan while addressing the participants of ‘Ilm Bazaar’ technical workshop jointly held under the aegis of Ilm Ideas and Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) at a local hotel on Tuesday.

The Education Minister said that the Punjab government introduced the most modern learning technology in collaboration with the Department for International Development in the under-privileged far-flung areas.

He said that ‘Punjab Model of Innovative Education’ launched by the DFID in Pakistan has been successfully replicated in three developing countries of African Continent.

He added that four million kids have been enroled in schools against the target of enroling 3.4 million kids. Punjab government has decided that IT labs in schools will work as e-libraries from 3 to 6 in the evening.

Chairman Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja said that PEF is opening 225 new schools in partnership with the private sector in less-developed areas specified by the school education department in Punjab.

The Ilm Bazaar also featured a panel discussion on “catalyzing development through innovation.” The panellists included Ms. Zehra Zaidi from ILm Ideas, Ms. Roshaneh Zafar from Kashf Foundation, Ahsan Jamil from Aman Foundation, Anfal Saqib from DFID and Khurram Zafar from LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship.