CM Punjab Message on International Literacy Day


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said knowledge promotes necessary awareness. Nations have achieved the pinnacles of glory because of their educational and research environment. In his message, the CM emphasized that the Punjab government was working hard to impart quality education to every child as it is their fundamental right. While highlighting the performance of the Punjab government, the CM said Punjab School Education Policy, 2020 has been introduced for the first time and special attention is paid to educate the transgender community. The maiden transgender school has been established in Multan, he noted. Meanwhile, more than 31000 STIs are being recruited to fill the gap of school teachers and recruitment of 33000 plus educators' recruitment will also be started soon, he said. The government has relaxed recruitment rules to overcome teachers' shortages in 10 backward districts. Locals were being recruited in such areas under hardship policy, he described. The past government upgraded 1330 schools in five years while the PTI-led government upgraded 1533 schools in three years, he added. The CM disclosed that more than 7000 schools will be upgraded in the current financial year while the total number of upgraded schools will reach 27000. Meanwhile, conventional 5th and 8th exams have been discontinued in government schools and a school-based assessment system has been introduced, he said. The CM said the literacy rate has been increased due to governmental steps and a solid policy has been followed to develop the education system according to modern lines. A hundred per cent literacy rate is a commitment of the government and more steps will also be taken for education promotion; he assured and emphasized that collective efforts are needed to achieve the goal of an educated society.