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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Laptop Scheme Revived: Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz’s Initiative

The decision was reached during a meeting convened in Lahore today, where the chief minister stressed the critical importance of bolstering educational infrastructure, particularly in underserved areas.

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has greenlit the revival of the laptop scheme for students throughout the province, as reported by ARY News.

The decision was reached during a meeting convened in Lahore today, where the chief minister stressed the critical importance of bolstering educational infrastructure, particularly in underserved areas.

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Discussions during the meeting centered on the advancement of higher education, the reinstatement of the laptop scheme, and the provision of transportation facilities for students. Additionally, there was consensus on prioritizing the establishment of new universities and colleges in less developed districts.

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Maryam Nawaz was apprised that over 650,000 students are presently enrolled in universities across Punjab, encompassing 44% boys and 56% girls. She also mentioned the distribution of 20 thousand motorcycles to students across the province.

Welcoming Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif‘s declaration of an “educational emergency,” Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz stressed the urgent need for comprehensive reforms in both primary and higher education sectors.

It’s worth noting that the revival of the laptop scheme in the province comes after a hiatus of seven years.