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21 new campuses buildings being constructed for special children

By Our Correspondent
October 01, 2022

LAHORE:Special Education Department Punjab is constructing 21 new buildings at a cost of Rs1.100 billion for the educational institutions of special children in different districts of the province.

Secretary Special Education Saima Saeed said this at the opening ceremony of a newly-constructed building of Government Special Education Centre Okara on Friday. Saima further said that 303 institutions were currently working for the education and training of special children, in which about 38,000 special children were being educated and the government was providing all the facilities for free.

There are about 600 buses for free pick and drop of special children. These children are also being given three uniforms yearly, she added. Secretary Special Education further said that the government has also introduced Vocational Matric under which skills were also imparted to the children along with education. She further said that in some districts, educational institutions for special children were located in rented buildings, regarding which she has issued instructions to the local administration to provide land for the institutions of special children as soon as possible so that new buildings could be constructed for special education institutions.