Libraries for 60,000 schools in Punjab
LAHORE, May 30(Dawn): The Punjab government is going to establish libraries in
all schools in the province to encourage reading habit among children and to
impart quality education to them.
Punjab Education Minister Imran Masood
said this while inaugurating US Consulate's information resource center (IRC)
here on Tuesday. Consulate's Principal Officer Bryan Hunt also spoke on the
The minister said libraries were very important for education,
but unfortunately there was none in 60,000 Punjab schools. The government, he
said, was now going to set up one-room libraries in all such schools with the
help of a German donor agency.
He regretted schoolteachers' strike which
badly affected the middle and 5th class examinations. "We want their welfare but
their behaviour was affecting children appearing in the examinations. We will
not allow blackmailing," he said.
He said the provincial government would
enhance the education sector budget in the next fiscal year.