Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed resolve of the Government to improve environment and raise standard of educational institutions.

He was speaking at a ceremony to hand over buses to the educational institutions of Capital in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Prime Minster expressed confidence that a congenial educational environment would help produce best citizens.

He said it is our duty to serve the country through hardwork and dedication.

The Prime Minister said 70 buses have been procured and he has given instructions for purchase of remaining 130 on priority bases. He said preference should be given to girl schools and rural areas to help resolve transportation problem of girl students.

Mian Nawaz Sharif said he has also directed the Mayor of the Federal Capital to concentrate on improvement of sanitation, roads, streets and overall environment of Islamabad. He hoped that as a result of a multi-dimensional approach being adopted by the Government for uplift of the Capital, Islamabad would soon become one of the best cities of the world.

Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said the Government would give completely revamped school to Islamabad during 2017.

She said apart from missing facilities, efforts are also underway to provide IT and science labs to all schools.

She said steps are also being taken to improve quality of education in the educational institutions of the capital. She said Montessori classes have been introduced in 22 schools of Islamabad.

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said the Government has released one billion rupees and three billion rupees would be released next month for up-gradation and renovation of 200 educational institutions of Islamabad.

He said under instructions of the Prime Minister all 400 schools of the capital would be upgraded within the next six to eight months.

Advisor on Prime Minister's Education Reforms Programme Ali Raza said 22 schools have already been upgraded and in phase two, 200 would be upgraded. He said all schools of the capital would be covered under the pogramme in Phase-III.

He said teachers of 22 schools have been imparted modern training while 2100 more would be provided training in phase two and ten thousand in phase three. He said promotion of teachers would be linked to their training.

Ali Raza said montessori classes would be introduced in 50 other schools this year.
He said IT labs and computer studies would be introduced in 117 girls schools of rural areas.

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