'Package for teachers next month'
LAHORE, Aug 28: Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi has said that the government would announce
a 'lucrative' package for teachers next month under which their salaries and
basic pay scales would be increased along with providing them with necessary
The CM said this on Monday while talking to reporters after
the prize distribution ceremony organised by the Care Foundation for outstanding
students who performed well in the matriculation examinations. He also announced
an annul grant of Rs 50 million for the foundation and said the CARE Foundation
was providing quality education to 114,000 children from low-income brackets of
society in 182 schools, which was commendable. The foundation is a welfare trust
that aims at providing education to the poor.
Elahi said due to the
government's Educational Reforms Programme an additional 2.2 million children
had been enrolled in educational institutes because they were provided free
education and course books up to matriculation and girl students with
Elahi said the promotion of education was essential for
national development and prosperity, but objectives for the education sector
could not be achieved without restoring teachers' dignity and respect and that
for this reason the government was bringing about fundamental changes in the
teachers' service structure. He that 100 colleges in the public sector were
being made model colleges under the private-public partnership, which would help
in improving educational standards.
He said the government had targeted
to enroll 10 million more children which would increase the literacy rate in the
country. He said missing basic facilities in the province's 64,000 schools had
been provided and that 45,000 schoolteachers had been recruited while 30,000
schoolteachers were being recruited.
He also congratulated students who
secured top positions, their parents as well as teachers of the educational
institutes run by the foundation. He said students should concentrate on their
studies as the future of the country depended on them. Daily times
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