LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood has said that the government has decided to prepare new cadet corps of college students on the pattern of National Cadet Corps and its format would soon be given a final shape. Chairing a meeting of Divisional Director Colleges on Saturday, the minister said that the chief minister would give approval of new formula of additional marks and educational incentives to girl and boy students completing the cadet training courses.

He said that all the educational institutions including public and private sector universities would open on Monday (tomorrow). “The chief minister has constituted District Security Committees comprising concerned DCOs and senior representatives of provincial departments and different security agencies throughout the province,” he added.

Mashhood said that special inspection teams had also been constituted for the verification of security arrangements in educational institutions which would submit their reports to District Security Committees on daily basis. If any institution showed negligence deliberately in bringing security arrangements up to prescribed Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), action would be taken by the district security committee after listing to the stance of owner and principal of the institution, he added.