Punjab Secretary Schools Education Abdul Jabbar Shaheen said that Cholistan’s 75 community schools were being handed over to the Punjab Education Foundation.

He told this during the press conference in DCO Office Bahawalpur. He said that the future of students being educated in Cholistan community schools and faculty was secured and they would be provided with further facilities. He added that 75 community schools were being run through the Cholistan Development Authority’s literate Cholistan programme.

He said that on the directions of Punjab chief minister after completing the period of the project, a decision was made to keep the provision of education to the students on the current locations. He added that on several locations, construction of new buildings has been started while appointment of teachers will also be done in accordance with the strength of the students in the schools.

He said that salaries and other allowances of the faculty in these schools will also be provided according to the government’s rules and regulations. He said that 4,200 students are getting education in these 75 community schools which will be made more effective according to Public Private Partnership through Punjab Education Foundation, Cholistan Development Authority and NGOs with good credibility.

He further said that funds of 500 million rupees has been released for the provision of missing facilities which includes boundary walls, electricity, water, toilets and furniture. He said that strict monitoring will be done for the provision of quality education in Cholistani schools and in this regard any kind of negligence and mismanagement will not be tolerated. He added that further schools will also be opened in the areas with population according to the number of children and government schools’ syllabus will also be made available to them.

He said that during the next year including these schools will be made Urdu medium. He noted that Punjab Education Foundation establishes a new school 2 km away from the existing government school. DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch, Director Monitoring Punjab Education Foundation Rana Abdul Qayum, Muslim League leader Saad Masood and EDO Education Ishfaq Gujjar were also present.