LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Saturday presided over a high level meeting which took a number of important decisions for improvement of higher education sector which will leave far-reaching effects on the improvement of education sector. According to the decisions taken in the meeting four-year graduation programme will be started in each college of boys and girls in every district of the province, whereas, facility of post-graduation will be provided in colleges of all district headquarters. Facilities of computer and science labs as well as technical education in community colleges will also be ensured. The meeting decided to evolve a comprehensive policy for setting up college councils in the colleges, training of teachers and completing the process of their recruitment speedily. The meeting which lasted for over four hours also took numerous important decisions regarding promotion of meaningful education at college level, reforms in examination system, examination results, ratio of students and teachers and enrollment in the colleges of the province. Members National Assembly Saira Afzal Tarar, Ahsan Iqbal, Educational experts Sartaj Aziz and Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Finance and Secretary Education also attended the meeting. Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said the dream of speedy development of the country cannot be materialised without promotion of quality education and Punjab government has made it its top priority keeping in view the importance of the education. He said more funds than this year will be allocated for education and health sectors in the coming budget. The CM said the element of training is of great importance for teaching the students and improvement of education sector. He said government has evolved an effective system of training for teachers at schools level. He said now quality training of teachers will also be ensured at college level where no training system is existed. He said besides training of college teachers, refresher courses will also be arranged regularly for them. He said that the affairs of educational institutions will be run smoothly by setting up college councils. He said that starting of post-graduation classes at college level in all districts of the province is also an important step to promote education at local level. He directed that women colleges of southern Punjab should also be included in starting of post-graduation classes programme. While terming the briefing given by Secretary Higher Education Ahad Cheema for improvement of this sector as a comprehensive, he said the decisions taken in the light of this briefing will be implemented speedily. Earlier, Secretary Higher Education gave a detailed briefing regarding improvement of higher education sector in which enrollment of colleges, ratio of teachers, students and class rooms, results of colleges, examination system and reforms in it, teachers training and their recruitment, universities affairs and other matters were highlighted. He informed that four-year (BS Hons) graduation programme will be started under centers of excellence project in each college of male and female students in every district of the province, whereas, two-year graduation programme in community colleges and technical education will also be included in the syllabus. He further said comprehensive and transparent examination system will be adopted in higher education.