The Punjab Education Foundation has started a baseline survey of the 75 Cholistan community schools in Bahawalpur Division in order to improve education standards and ensure basic facilities at these schools.

According to the PEF’s representative, in the first phase of the survey, these schools’ infrastructure and educational record will be monitored. In the second phase, sample tests of students would be conducted, he added. The survey, which will complete in September, will help improve the educational standard of these schools, he hoped.

On the other hand, the Punjab education minister has ordered legal action against the teachers showing poor performance in matriculation, middle and primary examinations. In this regard, the Schools Education Department had issued orders to the EDOs throughout the province.

At first, action would be taken against 3,400 male and female teachers over poor results. Teachers showing less than 10% result will be dismissed from service while teachers with 10pc to 20pc result will face seizing of 3 increments and transfer. Two increments of the teachers with 25pc results while one increment of those with 30pc result would be stopped, he said. He added that lists such teachers were being prepared and would be sent to the education minister.