LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation PEF has helped smallscale private schools through its useful interventions to improve their academic standards and provide free quality education to the students.
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Anwar said this while addressing a ceremony held in connection with the commencement of constructionwork of Khawaja Fareed English Model School, partnering with PEF under its education voucher scheme in Basti Mastaan Shah, Rahim Yar Khan District on Sunday.
Local MNA Mian Imtiaz, MDPEF Dr. Aneela Salman, Director EVS Maleeha Batool, Deputy Director Shafiq Ahmad, partner schools heads, teachers, students, educationists and social workers attended the ceremony in larger numbers.
In his address, Raja Anwar said that PEF model of free education is by far the most economical, transparent and resultoriented. It’s designed according to local needs and requirements. He told that the PEF has taken many proactive steps to improve the quality of education of smallscale schools. It also has promoted school education in southern Punjab’s underprivileged localities where children were unable to go to schools due to poverty or lack of resources.
“We also have launched a comprehensive mechanism of teachers trainings of partners and these trainings continue throughout the year.”
PEF arranges 11 hundred different types of trainings for teachers, vice principals and principals in a year, he added. This has greatly helped the school education sector to improve its academics.
He observed that quality education is indispensable in creating a bright future for individuals and nations alike. School education is a gateway to opportunities of economic and social development. Further, globalization and the increasing demand for a more sophisticated labor force, combined with the growth of knowledgebased economies, gives a sense of urgency to the heightened demand for quality education, he added. In fastchanging world of the 21st century, education has a vital role in overall development of nations and school education is recognized as the cornerstone of overall educational system, concluded Raja Anwar.
MNA Mian Imtiaz, school principal and others also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the PEF efforts in promoting free education in southern Punjab.