Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal directed district coordination officers on Monday to complete within a month the renovation of government school buildings that were in bad condition.
He told a meeting that funds for the purpose had been released. He ordered that all possible measures be taken for achieving enrolment targets.
The chief secretary also ordered that the crackdown on the sale of unwholesome meat be intensified. Those involved in the unlawful practice deserved strict punishment, he said.
Earlier, secretaries of Schools Education and Food Departments briefed the meeting. The Board of Revenue senior member, the Punjab Food Authority director general, the Lahore division commissioner and the DCO attended the meeting.
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will benefit from the expertise of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to improve its organisational efficiency. This was decided at a meeting between the PEF and the PITB officials. PEF Managing Director Aneela Salman chaired the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the PEF’s public-private partnership initiative of providing free education to the needy.
Salman said various ICT-based interventions had helped the foundation operate more efficiently. She said an electronic attendance register had been launched for schools. The GIS mapping of partner schools has been carried out to identify school-deficient areas. She said teachers’ data had also been obtained from partner schools.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2015.
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