Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that education is the only key to success and prosperity which helps eliminating poverty, extremism and unemployment. So taking into account this important role of education Government of Punjab is taking revolutionary steps to equip its youth with latest knowledge by prioritizing quality education from last eight and a half years.
Applauding the contribution of Government College University Lahore for promotion of standard education, Chief Minister announced 100 million rupees for endowment fund of university. He expressed these views while addressing 15th annulal convocation of GCU Lahore here on Thursday.
Shahbaz said that education is undoubtedly a vital investment which later repays you in the best way that’s why Punjab Government is vigilant to provide international standard quality education that will prepare our youth to cope with the present situation and will develop analytical and critical thinking, skills and attitude that will make them more flexible and innovative to deal with uncertainty and crises at national and global level.
In this regard, Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) is the biggest initiative in the history of Pakistan and South Asia through which more than 1 lakh 75 thousand less-privileged but talented students getting quality education and with the income of this 17 billion rupees project, scholarships worth of 7.5 billion rupees have been distributed at merit basis.
CM awarded the distinguished students of MPHIL, MS, PHD and those performing well in extra-curricular activities with degrees and gold medals.