Bahawalpur to get two special education centres

Govt allocates special funds of Rs87.7m for expansion


Our Correspondent November 22, 2016
It will be constructed over 852 acres of land and cost $1 billion. PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR: Two educational facilities for children with special needs will be established in the Bahawalpur division aimed at imparting modern education to disabled students. The government has allocated Rs87m for the facilities.

This was shared by Punjab Cooperatives Minister Iqbal Channar while talking to a delegation of special children at his camp office on Tuesday.

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He said the Punjab chief minister has allocated special funds of Rs87.7 million for expanding the educational infrastructure by constructing the two new educational facilities.

Work on the special education centre in Saddar, Bahawalpur and the special education college in district Rahim Yar Khan is underway that would further strengthen the infrastructure for special children.

The Punjab government, Channar said, has launched a special programme to establish special education centres at district and tehsil levels in all the 36 districts of the province.

“A special initiative has also been taken to upgrade primary special educational centres to middle level while middle level institutes of training will be upgraded to the secondary level,” he claimed.

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A stipend of Rs800 to special children along with free books and transportation facilities and accommodation is also provided by the provincial government.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2016.

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