Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has welcomed allocation of a total sum of Rs. 256 billion for education sector in the new budget and said that Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is giving top priority to the promotion of education in the province and diverted maximum resources for this purpose.
Talking to media, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said that an increase of 71 percent in development budget for education sector has been made in the new budget and a huge sum of 56 billion 76 crore rupees has been allocated for this purpose which will help in achievement of hundred percent enrollment of children in schools and provision of missing facilities in educational institutions.
The Provincial Minister further said that construction of 36 thousand new classrooms in primary schools and increase in the amount of monthly scholarships for the girl students studying in 6th to 10th class in 11 districts of South Punjab from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000 is a revolutionary step of government in educational sector. He said that in the new budget a hundred percent increase has been made in the annual amount of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund and it has reached a sum of Rs. 20 billion from Rs. four billion. He said that the number of students benefiting from this programme will increase to two lakh students. He said that allocation of funds for setting up four more Daanish schools in backward areas will provide opportunities of quality education to poor but talented students.
Source: Government of the Punjab