LAHORE: All the district education officers of the province have been asked to purchase and install whiteboards in classrooms to avoid health hazards caused by chalk dust. This was stated in a notification sent to all the district education officers of the province.
“In view of health hazards caused by the use of chalk on blackboard in the classrooms of public schools, it has been decided that the use of whiteboards and markers will be encouraged for teaching in classrooms,” stated the notification issued by School Education Special Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch.
The expenditure for installation would be incurred by the non-salary budget of schools.
However, the old blackboards would not be discarded and would
be used as backup, the letter stated.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2016.