Lahore (April 14, 2011): Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that establishment of Danish Schools in far flung areas of the Punjab province is a revolutionary step, which has materialised the dream of the poor students of the areas to get quality education.
He was presiding over a meeting on Danish Schools Board here on Thursday.
Addressing the meeting, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
The CM said that secret of the development was in the promotion of education and if we wanted to make progress, we would have to lay a net of such Danish Schools throughout the country. He said after completion of six Daanish Schools for male and female students in Rahimyar Khan, Hasilpur and Chishtian, more such schools were also being set up in DG Khan, Rajanpur, Attock and Mianwali whereas, five more Danish Schools would also be established during next financial year.
The CM also issued direction to the authorities to identify the sites for the schools.
Lauding the services of the managing director and members of the authority regarding implementation of the project of Danish Schools, the chief minister said that all possible steps should be taken for completing the schools in DG Khan, Rajanpur, Attock and Mianwali by December this year.
The meeting also reviewed in detail various financial models of Danish Schools and the participants of the meeting put forth their proposals in this regard.
Earlier, Managing Director Danish Schools Yousaf Kamal while giving a detailed briefing with regard to implementation of Danish Schools project said that work had started on the project in Mianwali and Attock whereas work on the project of Danish Schools in DG Khan and Rajanpur would start soon.
Assembly Members Rana Muhammad Afzal, Abdur Rehman, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretaries Finance, Schools, Vice Chairman Punjab Educational Endowment Fund and members of the board attended the meeting. Managing Director Daanish Schools System gave a detailed briefing with regard to Daanish School project.
(Published in “TheNews” on Friday, April 15, 2011)