Promoting quality education

Wajeeha Ahmad

The importance of education cannot be denied. Imagine a life without reasoning and logic. Nelson Mandela rightly said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It helps us to explore the world from different perspective. There are many flaws in our education system, which need attention of our politicians and policy makers. One of them is the lack of facilities i.e. classrooms, toilets, laboratories and libraries etc. in public schools.
Government of Punjab has taken yet another step to promote education and ensure quality education in the Province by approving the Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme for construction of additional classrooms in schools all across the Punjab, which envisages construction of thousands of additional classrooms at a cost of Rs 15 billion, to bring positive results in providing better education facilities to the students. In addition to that, it is also worth mentioning that besides building additional classrooms, construction work will also be carried out on rehabilitation of decaying buildings of schools speedily.
Moreover, Teacher Induction Programme has also been launched by the government for imparting better education to students because how can we expect unskilled people to produce literate and responsible citizens of this country. I hope that Shareef-led government will also practically implement its plans to make a real change to promote education. There will, hopefully, be a day very soon when all the children of this country will be going to schools with the aim to contribute towards the welfare and prosperity of this country.
—Lahore

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