CIDA to launch $10 m education project in Punjab
LAHORE: The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is to launch a $10 million project, aiming to raise the standard of primary education in Punjab. The project will focus on policy development, institutional development, teacher training, community mobilisation and project management, said Roland Bahamondes, head of a seven-member CIDA delegation, while briefing Punjab Education Minister Mian Imran Masood about the project on Monday.
Mr Masood said the programme would strengthen the educational system and enhance the quality of primary education. He said the Punjab government was trying to enhance literacy rate. He said the government would spend Rs 21 million on providing facilities to 63,000 schools over the next three years. Mr Bahamondes said the basic education project would improve education quality in Pakistan, especially for girls, and increase access to education.
The meeting was attended by Education Secretary Shahid Rasheed, Special Secretary Imtiaz Tajwar, Project Implementation Management Unit Director Khalid Gillani, Teacher-Training Programme Project Director Rukhsana Zia, and Director of Public Instructions Jameel Najam. staff report