The Punjab School Education Department has taken a proactive step towards providing free textbooks for students in public schools during the Eid holidays. The initiative covers students from grade 1 to matriculation in Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, and other districts. This move comes after the department eliminated the Urdu-medium system from government schools, ensuring that all students, regardless of their financial situation, have access to learning resources.
The provision of free textbooks will have a significant impact on students in the region and improve education standards in English-medium institutions. In addition, an extra 10% of textbooks have been dispatched to all 36 districts in Punjab, primarily for newly enrolled pupils.
These textbooks have been distributed to all students who were unable to obtain them for free before Eid. The Punjab School Education Department should be commended for its praiseworthy efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to educational materials. This initiative will undoubtedly help to bridge the educational gap and enable students to pursue their academic goals with greater ease.