LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif officially launched the new chapter of Schools Reforms Roadmap ‘Parho Punjab,Barho Punjab’ under which a target to enroll every child of the province by 2018 has been set.
In this new chapter, students studying in schools will have to give correct answers to at least 85 percent questions in examination which will help improve standard of education as well as abilities of students.
He also announced to adopt a school in the rural area of Lahore and said he would not only run the affairs of the school but would also visit the school from time to time. He said provincial ministers, chief secretary, administrative secretaries, heads of different departments, commissioners, RPOs, DCOs and DPOs of the province would each also adopt a school.
The chief minister inaugurated the enrollment campaign for the year 2015-16 by signing the admission forms of two children and giving textbooks, bags and stationery to them at the event held at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal.
He said that Punjab government has made investment of billions of rupees in education sector during the last seven years however, this journey is very long and much is still to be done for uplifting education sector.
The Chief Minister said that from Danish school system is running very successfully for the last five years and besides free education, boarding and lodging facilities are also provided to poor children. He said that Educational Endowment Fund has been set up first time in the history of Pakistan and more than 85 thousand talented students are receiving education with the help of this fund.
The Chief Minister said that students of Danish School Hasilpur have won honors for the country by achieving fifth position in energy turbine in an international science exhibition held in Los Angeles, America.
He said that increase in resources for the projects of public welfare was important and this objective could be achieved through introducing reforms in tax system.
He said that administrative reforms were essential in the tax system and attention should be paid to re-designing of tax recovery system.
Salman Ahmed of international consultancy firm Mackinsey gave a briefing on the proposed tax reforms road map.
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