LAHORE - The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has planned to provide a grant of Rs 0.1 million to each partner high school for the setting up of science labs. The purpose is to arrange science education for the secondary school students. This was stated by Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Muhammad Anwar while addressing the District Coordination Meeting (DCM) of partner school Principals and teachers at District Council Hall, Multan on Wednesday. PEF is the single-largest movement of public private partnership in education sector in Punjab. It has arranged free education of one million deserving students through more than two thousand partner schools in 29 districts, he maintained. Raja Anwar, while appreciating the role of public private partnership in education sector, said that Foundation Assisted Schools (FAS) program students number has increased from five lakh to eight lakh and schools figure from 1338 to 1773 during the present government. Similarly, furniture availability is also increased by 18 percent in FAS partner schools, he added. Improvement in Quality Assurance Test (QAT) results is also witnessed as a result of better teachers training of partner schools. The fact that PEF partner schools have bagged 45 out of 87 top positions in Punjab Examination Commission 2010 shows educational standard of partner schools. As teachers training is an integral part of the school education, therefore, PEF is particularly working to improve capacity building of the partner school teachers/Principals. For this purpose, training modules have been revamped & improved and latest data-base is also developed. He also informed that PCs will also be provided to partner schools for setting up IT labs. This will bridge digital divide in society, he concluded. Later, he gave away cheques to students bagging top positions in PEC 2010 exams.