Number of Punjab Education Foundation students reaches 2.5m


Lahore—The total number of male and female students enrolled at different private schools partnering with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has reached 2.5 million.
PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while presiding over weekly coordination meeting at his office on Thursday.
Deputy managing directors, program directors and officials concerned attended the meeting. The meeting held a detailed review of different programs being run for free schooling of children of low-income families in the province. The meeting expressed satisfaction that the PEF had helped the needy communities by opening doors of education on their children.
Tariq Mahmood directed that partner schools should ensure proper schooling infrastructure so that the students could study in congenial atmosphere. They should also involve the students in different co-curricular activities for positive grooming of their personality. He said that private schools enroling verified students, belonging to brick-kiln families, should contact the foundation for arranging for their free education through the PEF-funded vouchers scheme.
For this purpose, the School Education Department’s EDOs should inform such schools in their districts, so that the free education of such students could continue, he added. He said that the school owners should ensure that students’ record is properly maintained and regularly updated in the PEF Student Information System. He said that CNICs of students’ parents should also be entered correctly.—APP