Body to be set up for private schools: Raas

Punjab's education minister Dr Murad Raas tests positive for COVID-19


Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas on Friday declared that the Punjab government has decided to establish a regulatory authority for bringing in all the private schools under a single platform across the province.

“The provincial government has decided in principle to establish an authority for private schools,” said Raas, explaining that the authority will regulate fees and other matters of private schools.

Raas said the provincial government is all set to set up an Insaf Academy, adding that the government will impart free education online.

The minister claimed that at least 8,500 schools across Punjab province have been upgraded to elementary level, he added, adding that this has helped reduced dropout ratio drastically.

“Almost 70% children used to quit schools after studying in fifth class as there were no elementary schools nearby,” he pointed out, adding that the government has been taking effective measures to ensure quality education to the children in a home-like environment.

The education minister informed that the up-gradation of schools to the elementary level has helped the government bring back 107,000 children back to schools within three weeks, adding that comprehensive measures are being taken to provide all-out facilities to the children in government schools.

“We want to prepare best future architect for the nation and for the purpose, the government will spare no effort,” he resolved.

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