Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here today which reviewed proposed plan regarding improvement of teachers’ training program. Secretary School Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik gave a briefing regarding promotion of quality education and proposed plan of teachers’ training program.
Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said that our future is linked with education and steps taken by Punjab government for the promotion of education have proved fruitful. He said that the war against poverty, unemployment, ignorance and extremism can only be won through education and added that quality training of teachers is of paramount importance for equipping the children of the nation with modern knowledge. He said that enhancing teaching capability of teachers has been the top priority of Punjab government.
The Chief Minister directed to constitute a high level committee which will review the proposed plan and give a final shape to the recommendations at the earliest. He said that splendid buildings were constructed for teachers’ training but practically nothing was done. Education is the only key to success and all resources are available for equipping the children of the nation with modern knowledge, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif said that we have to move forward by accepting the challenge of standard training of teachers and added that the well trained teachers will impart knowledge to the children of the nation in an excellent manner. He said that an excellent plan has been submitted regarding improvement of process of teachers’ training however the committee should review and submit final recommendations immediately.
Provincial Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Advisor Dr. Umer Saif, Special Assistant Malik Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, secretaries of concerned departments and educationists were present on the occasion.