CEOs Conference organised by School Education Department Punjab,

Lahore: Provincial Education Minister Mansoor Qadir, while chairing the CEOs Conference organised by School Education Department Punjab, said that there is a need to separate the administrative cadre of school education from the academic cadre and to appoint executive officers for the school education department. He said that a committee headed by the Special Secretary has been formed for formulation of criteria and selection of administrative officers. The provincial minister expressed his dissatisfaction regarding unmet school enrollment targets and said that after 15 days the enrollment status will be re-evaluated. He further said that the meetings of the school councils be held regularly so that the enrollment rate can be increased through the mediation of the members of these councils. CEOs should identify good performing teachers in after-noon schools so that they can be adequately rewarded for their hard work, he stated. Mansoor Qadir said that the already established schooling system should not be affected because of after-noon schools. The provincial minister said that summer learning camps are being set up in schools of five districts during summer vacations in Punjab. He said that new classrooms, school furniture and other facilities are being provided in 12 flood affected districts. He directed that the CEOs of the districts who have not yet submitted the survey reports of their districts should immediately submit the survey reports within a week. He said that third party validation will be done on the completion of the ongoing schemes in schools with the support of World Bank and UNICEF. The provincial minister said that the attendance of teachers and children in schools should not decrease under any circumstances. He further said that the condition of toilets, drinking water supply and furniture in schools has been improved in the last few years. He said that he decrease in learning level and overall ranking is a matter of concern. School education management officers and teachers should focus on improving these graphs with hard work and effort. In the conference, the issues of teachers’ promotions were also considered. The provincial minister said that along with the promotion of teachers, attention should also be paid to recruitment of new teachers. The CEOs should deal with the promotion cases of teachers in their districts as soon as possible. He instructed the conference to complete 100% registration of schools in PEF during the summer vacation. The provincial minister said that administrative officers and teachers should settle a new educational world with hard work and effort.

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