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Maryam advances education reforms with major tech initiatives

Maryam Nawaz has sought the monthly schedule of education reforms five-year plan

By Our Correspondent
May 16, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz chairs a meeting in this undated photo. — Radio Pakistan/File
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz chairs a meeting in this undated photo. — Radio Pakistan/File

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has sought the monthly schedule of education reforms five-year plan.

The chief minister approved 32,298 computer tablets for the heads of primary schools.

Maryam on Wednesday presided over a special meeting concerning school education reforms, in which the public school reorganisation programme was comprehensively reviewed.

The school education secretary apprised the progress made on the school nutrition project. It was agreed in the meeting to set up STEM, IT and science labs in 1,000 elementary schools.

The Asian Development Bank will provide financial assistance of $100 million for the establishment of STEM labs. The principal approval was granted for the Google Certification Agreement for 300,000 children in government schools. The students will be provided opportunities to avail Google Certification under the Digital Journey for TECH Valley Project.

The proposals and recommendations for the establishment of Punjab Education Curriculum and Training were reviewed in the meeting. It was told that more than 92 percent of free books have been delivered. The CM stressed the need to improve the quality of education in government schools.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz paid homage to Maj Babar Khan, who was martyred in an operation against terrorists in Zhob. The chief minister offered condolences and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, while taking notice of the murder of journalist Ashfaq Ahmed in Muzaffargarh, sought a report from the Punjab IGP on the matter. The chief minister offered condolences to the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif met Senior Vice President of a German multinational company Metro Ivonne Julitta Bollow in which matters pertaining to exploring possibilities of collaboration to generate employment opportunities between Metro and the Punjab government were reviewed.

Ivonne Julitta Bollow said Metro is providing ample opportunities for the promotion of small and medium range businesses in Punjab. It is providing numerous services to the AG Business to Business (B2B) segments in Pakistan.