Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that promoting education in underdeveloped regions of the province was the top priority of the government.
Speaking to a delegation of students and teachers of Government Girls Higher Secondary School and Government City Girls High School, Taunsa at the CM's Office on Wednesday, he added, “I am happy to meet with the students who are like my daughters and entertaining them is an honour.”
Reportedly, the students were shown documentaries about socio-cultural and government affairs along with a visit to different sections. The CM announced to regularly invite the students of government schools to Lahore on study trips along with a visit to his office for rendezvous with the CM. “The students of underdeveloped areas' government schools will be given preference in this regard,” he further said.
The CM maintained that the school students must work hard to excel in life. The promotion of education is the key agenda of the government, he clarified.
“A university will be started early in Taunsa along with the completion of the unfinished the cadet college project in Fort Munro. Meanwhile, the recruitment rules are being relaxed to overcome the shortage of teachers in Taunsa and other backward areas.”
“Similarly, the government has started a scholarships programme to help underprivileged students to continue their studies.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2021.
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