Friday, December 31, 2010

Turkey to abet in education sector

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif met Turkey’s Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu in Ankara, and discussed matters relating to promotion of cooperation in education sector.MPAs Khawaja Salman Rafique and Mohsin Latif, Khawaja Ahmed Hasaan and Chairman TEVTA were also present in the meeting.

Talking to the Turk Education Minister, the CM said the Punjab government was attaching top priority to the uplift of education sector and revolutionary measures had been taken for the promotion in education in the province.The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund has been set up for first time in the country’s history to provide scholarships to students facing financial problems in continuing their studies, besides students of all federating units of Pakistan, who are benefiting from the Fund,he said, adding that the project of setting up Daanish schools, equipped with modern educational facilities, in the backward areas of the province was also being implemented expeditiously and three such schools would be inaugurated next month.Not only free-of-cost education, but boarding and lodging facilities will also be provided to the poor students. He asked Turkey to extend cooperation to the Punjab govt in the promotion of vocational education in the province.

Nimet Cubukcu assured that Turkey would extend all out assistance to Punjab for the uplift of education sector, and a strategy for the uplift and development of education sector between Turkey and Punjab would soon be finalised.

No comments:

Post a Comment