LAHORE - Punjab government is committed to introduce and implement world’s best practices of learning in schools to provide quality education to each and every segment of the society for which ‘tele-taleem’ through end-to-end radio instruction broad-class school system and satellite enabled vans in the remote areas will be encouraged in both public and private sectors.

Addressing the participants of ‘Ilm Bazaar’ technical workshop jointly held under the aegis of Ilm Ideas and Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) at a local hotel on Tuesday, Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood said that the government had introduced and implemented the most modern learning technology in collaboration with the Department for International Development in the under-privileged far-flung areas. “Provincial government is encouraging collaboration between private sector’s edu-preneurs and mentors having innovative ideas which would result in further expansion of universal primary school education programs in the province,” he added.

The minister told that Punjab Model of Innovative Education, launched by the DFID in Pakistan, had been successfully replicated in three developing countries of African Continent. Adding that four million kids have been enrolled in schools against the target of enrolling 3.4 million kids, he said that the provincial government had decided to provide free of cost internet facilities to the youth in public parks through ‘hubs’ with free electricity facilities.

“Punjab government has decided that IT labs in schools will work as e-libraries from 3 to 6 in the evening while e-libraries will also be set up in colleges,” he further informed.

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja said that PEF was opening 225 new schools in partnership with the private sector in less-developed areas specified by the school education department in Punjab.