Capital schools may serve lunch to students

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The government is planning to launch a food programme to provide lunch for children studying at the schools run by the Federal Directorate of Education. The announcement was made by Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood while inaugurating the ‘Star School Centre’ here on Tuesday. The centre has been set up to enroll the capital’s out-of-school children.
He said the prime objective of school feeding programme was to provide optimum care to the students and protect their health, besides fulfilling their educational needs.
Shafqat said his ministry had enrolled over 7,000 out-of-school children during the last three months under a campaign launched to provide educational facilities to every child of the federal capital. He said the campaign would be replicated in all parts of the country to bring every child to the school. The government was committed to enroll every child in the country, he added. The biggest challenge for the capital’s schools was to keep the newly enrolled children at the schools, he added.—APP