School education: Data of out-of-school children sought

Published: February 2, 2016
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: 

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Monday directed its partner schools to provide details of children between six and 16 years of age who have left schools or those who have been struck off their rolls for at least six months.

The partner schools, participating in Phase 15 of PEF’s Education Voucher Scheme (EVS), were asked to submit by February 22 details of children who had been registered through its online student information system.

According to a circular issued by the PEF director (EVS), the children will be issued vouchers to study free of charge at PEF partner schools of their choice. The Education Voucher Scheme is a public-private partnership based school education programme for providing free education to the children from low-income families. A statement issued by the PEF said that the purpose was to help the needy communities to improve their quality of life through education.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2016.

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