LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that hundred per cent enrolment in schools will be ensured in Punjab by 2015 when no child will be deprived of education.
He expressed these views while addressing a high level meeting held to review the progress of Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap Programme and enrolment campaign here on Friday.
The chief minister said that target of providing necessary educational facilities in all girls’ schools of the province will be achieved at any cost during the current financial year whereas missing facilities will also be provided in boys’ schools of 11 districts of the South Punjab.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the ratio of children going to secondary schools would be raised to 85 per cent until 2017. He said that Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap Programme is of great importance and has yielded positive results. He said that admission had been given to more than five lakh children in schools under enrolment campaign.
“Promotion of education is of great importance for putting the country on the road to progress and ridding it of the problems of terrorism and extremism. The Punjab government has taken solid steps for equipping the youth with education and improving educational sector,” the CM held. He said that enrolment campaign in schools was going on successfully and no EDO Education would be transferred during this campaign so that they could perform their duties with devotion for making this campaign a success.