Punjab govt not the only one distributing laptops



Federal government has decided to launch a scheme to distribute 100,000 laptops to the most deserving students of the federal educational institutions.

The distribution criteria for these laptops will be designed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, said Higher Education Commission Director General (IT) Anwar Majeed while giving a briefing to the Punjab Minister of Education Rana Mashhood.

Mashhood said that Punjab government under the dynamic leadership of Mian Shahbaz Sharif will decidedly achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the UN more efficiently as compared to other provinces of Pakistan.

The minister said that the Punjab government was planning to establish smart schools under pilot project in various districts of the province. He said 6th grade students in all Daanish schools will be provided with computerised tablets loaded with the curricular. These tablets will be given link with the digital library of the federal government to enable the students to benefit from the reference material.

He informed the meeting that Punjab chief minister has decided to impose enrolment emergency from August 14 to August 16 this year during which the parents will be sensitised to send their kids to schools.

This task will be accomplished by door to door campaign through 30 thousand teachers preferably in 40 tehsils of 14 districts of the province in the first phase. The enrollment emergency campaign will start from Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore on August 14. Punjab chief minister will inaugurate the campaign in the presence of thousands of students, the minister added.