LAHORE  - Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has announced that the process of transferring teachers’ now will resume in the month of June next year as a policy matter. This step has been taken to facilitate deserving teachers who have genuine reasons for placement at their place of choice will be accommodated during the month of June every year for better execution of duties.

The minister disclosed the transfer policy in a reception by MPA Tahia Noon on Wednesday. The reception was held in honour of Chief Executive Cambridge International Examinations Michael O’Sullivan CMG who is on a visit to Lahore. Country Director Cambridge University in Pakistan Uzma Yousuf Zaka, Director Examinations Services in Pakistan Murray Keeler and Director British Council Punjab Richard Weyers, MPA Dr Ayesha Ghaus, Additional Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab Shahid Zaman, Chairman Punjab Curriculum Authority Saleem Akhtar Kiani, Chairman Punjab Text Book Board Nawazish Ali, Chairman Punjab Examinations Commission Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Chairman Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Lahore Ch. Nasrullah Virk, Additional Secretary (Academic) Ali Bahadur Qazi, Rana Asadullah Khan, Adnan Hayat Noon and other dignitaries were present in the reception.

The education minister apprised British educationists on key initiatives taken by the Punjab government education system reforms. He said that Punjab Curriculum Authority was reviewing the 27 text books and this gigantic task will be accomplished in near future.

The minister also apprised the Chief Executive Cambridge International Examinations Michael O’Sullivan on the “Knowledge City”, a project conceived by the Punjab CM under which an area of 852 acres has been allocated near Lahore Cantonment in Dera Rakh Chahal. The Cambridge Chief Executive discussed possible areas of cooperation in promoting academia-industry linkage models at the proposed sub campuses to be established by various internationally acclaimed universities in the “Knowledge City” Lahore.