Project to upgrade 8,360 schools of Punjab launched

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In order to upgrade 8,360 schools across the Punjab, Ministry of Education Punjab formally launched a project under the “Insaaf Afternoon Schools Programme”. 

In the first phase, the project will be launched in six districts, Gujranwala, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Mianwali and Rajanpur. In the second phase, its scope will be extended to all 36 districts of Punjab. 

20,000 teachers will be recruited for the schools in Punjab

According to the notification issued by the provincial education ministry, the project will cost Rs 6.5 billion. At least 20,000 school teachers will be recruited temporarily as interns under the programme. Moreover, middle classes will be run in the evening shift in primary schools, whereas higher classes will be conducted in middle schools and higher secondary classes will be conducted in high schools in the second shift. 

The notification also said that verification of all such upgraded schools will start from 24th June and a formal notification in this regard will be issued on 15th July. The recruitment of teachers for these schools will take place next month. 

Read more: Plan to upgrade 1227 schools of Punjab

According to the officials, “under the project, the age limit for recruitment for female teachers has been set between 20 to 55 years while for male teachers between 20 to 50 years. Matric and up to graduation has been set the minimum qualification for the recruitment of teachers with second division.” 

Under the project, primary teachers will be paid Rs 18,000, middle-class teachers Rs 20,000, high-class teachers Rs 25,000 and higher secondary school teachers Rs 30,000. 

HEC has also directed to send the names latest by June 25. At present, there are 12 girls and five boys degree colleges in the division where no principal is appointed. 

Govt Wiqarun Nisa Postgraduate College, Dhok Syedan Govt Degree College, Dhok Kala Khan Girls College, Jand Girls College, Zafarul Haq Road Girls College, Hazro Girls College, Balkasar Girls College, Bhagwal Girls College, Gawalmandi Girls College, Jhelum Girls College, Sanghui, Girls College, and Satellite Town Block B Girls College are among the list. 

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