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Punjab to spend Rs50bn on 39,000 schools upgrade

By APP
April 15, 2024
Children attend a class at a school in Lahore. — AFP/File
Children attend a class at a school in Lahore. — AFP/File

LAHORE:The Punjab government has decided to upgrade more than 39,000 schools by spending a sum of Rs50 billion.

Among these schools, 7,000 would be upgraded from elementary to high level, while 32,000 schools would be upgraded from primary to elementary level. According to an official document, the elementary schools would be upgraded in next two years, and primary schools in next three years. Updated Information Technology (IT) and science labs would also be set up in these schools.

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz had announced that delay in delivery of textbooks was not acceptable. The Punjab School Inspectorate submitted a proposal to form Standardised Matriculation Examination Board and run all matters of school education through a central body, which was discussed in a meeting, chaired by CM Maryam Nawaz.