Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Help Schools to Impart Free Education
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has helped small-scale private schools through its useful interventions to improve their academic standards and provide free quality education to students. Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Raja Anwar said this while addressing a ceremony held in connection with the commencement of construction work of Khawaja Fareed English Model School, partnering with PEF under its education voucher scheme (EVS) in Basti Mastaan Shah, Rahim Yar Khan district on Sunday.
Local MNA Mian Imtiaz, PEF MD Dr Aneela Salman, EVS Director Maleeha Batool, Deputy Director Shafiq Ahmad, partner schools heads, teachers, students, educationists and social workers attended the ceremony in larger numbers. In his address, Raja Anwar said that the PEF model of free education was by far the most economical, transparent and result-oriented. “It is designed according to the local needs and requirements.” He said that the PEF had taken many proactive steps to improve the quality of education at small-scale schools.
“It has also promoted school education in southern Punjab’s underprivileged localities where children were unable to go to schools due to poverty or lack of resources,” he said. “We also have launched a comprehensive mechanism of teachers’ training and these courses continue throughout the year.” The PEF arranges 1,100 different types of training courses for teachers, vice principals and principals in a year, he added. He observed that quality education was indispensable in creating a bright future for individuals and nations alike. “School education is a gateway to opportunities of economic and social development.Dawn.