LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that with a view to ensuring provision of quality education and restoring the confidence of people in public schools, the government has converted 568 government schools into English medium. He stated this while speaking to a delegation of schoolteachers here on Sunday. He said a large number of private schools in the name of English medium institution have great attraction for the general public. Parents of even lower middle class and poor segment of society are being attracted by private schools due to English medium instruction, smart uniform and computer literacy. He further stated as compared to private schools, the government staffs is more talented, qualified and trained with better salaries and job security. He said it was pertinent to mention that the subject of science and math are being taught in English in these schools from VI class in some of the selected high/higher secondary schools. The selected high schools with primary portion have introduced the system from the nursery class. The Minister pointed out that all the 144 high schools identified as center of excellence, the Central Model Schools, Comprehensive Schools, Pilot Schools, Technical and Junior Model Schools have been converted into English Medium Schools. Moreover, 5 per cent govt boys schools and 10pc govt girls high / higher secondary schools have adopted this system. He said in Lahore district, 45 boys schools and 33 girls schools have introduced English medium classes from April 1 this year.