British Council delegation calls on Shahbaz Sharif

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 7:00:16 by

LAHORE: A delegation of British Council, led by its Chief Executive Ciaran Devane, on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and agreed to promote ongoing cooperation with Punjab in education sector.Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said the Punjab government had taken revolutionary steps for the promotion of education during the last six years, adding that quality education was the right of every child which was being ensured by the government.He said the Provincial Higher Education Commission had been set up for the promotion of higher education. He said the Punjab School Reforms Roadmap Programme was being successfully implemented in the province with the cooperation of British Department for International Development (DFID) and it was yielding positive results.He said education was the most effective weapon against terrorism and extremism.Shahbaz Sharif said that Skill Development Programme was also being implemented successfully in Punjab with the cooperation of DFID and thousands of youth had been imparted various skills who were being provided respectable job opportunities, adding the Punjab government was making investment in the youth for their empowerment.The Chief Minister further said more than one million boys and girls had been given admission in schools through the voucher scheme…
Lahore News Sources

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