Govt launches new academic calendar
LAHORE: The Punjab Education Department has launched a new educational calendar in all government schools to ensure that curricula are completed on time, said Imtiaz Tajwar, the Schools special secretary, while addressing an educational conference on Wednesday.
Tajwar warned that action would be taken against teachers responsible for students’ dropout. He said that skiving teachers would not be tolerated.
Mian lmran Masood, the Punjab education minister and the chief guest, directed education executive district officers (EDOs) to enhance literacy and enrolment in government schools by implementing the Chief Minister’s Education Sector Reforms Programme.
He said that the government had invested billions of rupees to develop education and now it was the EDOs duty to expedite the execution of development projects and improve educational standards in government schools.
The minister said that the EDOs were being appointed on merit. He said that the government had recruited 16,500 teachers and more highly qualified teachers were being recruited. He directed administrative officers to ensure compliance of guidelines given in the educational calendar and manual, and review teacher’s performance on the basis of these instructions.
Sadia Chaudhary, advisor to the chief minister, Shahid Rashid, the Education secretary, and the director of public instructions attended the conference.