By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: All Pakistan Private Schools Association (APPSA) interceded to increase the annual budget of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) from Rs 20 billion to 25 billion, Daily The Business has learnt here on Saturday.
President APPSA Mian Shabbir Ahmed Hashmi while talking to this scribe said that in written demands have been submitted offices to Chief Minister Punjab, Chief Secretary Punjab, Minister School Education, and Secretary School Education, adding that it was demanded to increase the budget of PEF and a monthly fee per student after five years.
The quality and free education are being imparted to around 2.8 million students across Punjab in all 8,000 registered schools, he said. Hashmi expressed that livelihood of thousands of teachers is associated with all these privates’ schools who are imparting quality and standard education to the students.
He vowed that the monthly fee Rs 550 per student which have been paid to the schools for last five years during which the rate of inflation has reached at the highest level so it is need of the hour to increase the monthly fee of all primary level cadre schools of PEF. He highlights that out of 8,000 registered schools around 70 per cent schools are primary level.
The president of APPSA also requested to the Punjab Government for expanding the PEF education system in all Punjab as it is considered the one of the world best model of the education system of the world as well as in the country.