NOORPUR THAL - Punjab government has a strong desire to improve the quality of teaching and learning and bring it at par with international standards. This was stated by Malik Munir Hussain Kallu a focal person research network of directorate of staff development Punjab, while addressing 2 weeks training of lesson planning for primary school teachers here the other day. The training workshop is being held at Government High School. He said that various initiatives have been taken for the uplift of the education sector and to impart modern education to the new generation. On the occasion, district teacher educator Malik Muhammad Ziad said that Directorate of Staff Development (DSD) has been training in-service and pre-service public school teachers and developing educational material since its inception in 1959. The DSD has already prepared basic foundation module-I in 2006 and basic foundation module-II in 2010 to provide support in the areas of pedagogy and content to primary school teachers (PSTS). DTE Anser Abbas said that DSD has worked in collaboration with over two hundred professionals from public and private educational institutes to develop these modules. He further said that considering the quality work produced over the years, the task of development of the teachers guides for primary school teachers in the subjects of English, Science and Mathematics were assigned to the directorate of staff development by Government of Punjab. On the occasion, DTE Bashir Ahmad said that to achieve the desired results, training primary school teachers on modern teaching methodologies has been considered imperative and crucial by the provincial government, DTE Ikram Ullah said that teachers, material developers and teacher trainers in the field of English, Science and mathematics worked in groups to develop comprehensive lesson plans. On the occasion DTES Ghulam Abbas Malik and Muhammad Ejaz also addressed.