LAHORE - The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has envisaged to introduce ‘active citizenship programme’ for its subject specialists attached with the low-cost partner schools for sensitising the students about issues of social importance including enhancing awareness about dieses like dengue.

This program is aimed to make the students socially responsible and more aware about the happenings in their surroundings.

PEF Chairman Raja Anwar stated this while addressing the concluding session of 2-day skills enhancement workshop of subject specialists at PEF head office on Friday. PEF-DMD (HR) Amer Iftikhar and Director (CPDP) Ms. Bushra Saeed Khan, along with other officers, also attended the workshop.

PEF Chairman said that subject specialists have been attached with the partner schools under ‘subject based support program’ (SBSP) to improve the academic standards of low-cost private schools who cannot afford to hire high-quality teachers for their students. This program has greatly helped the schools in improving their standards as the subject specialists teach in the subjects of English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and also help in implementing schools improvement plans. The subject specialists are also assigned to help in improving the capacity building of other teachers, he added.

He told that Punjab Education Foundation has initiated a rigorous program to improve the capacity of its subject specialists and for this purpose, training workshops are regularly held for them.

The Punjab Education Foundation has emerged as a symbol of continuous support for the private schools as it has initiated a number of beneficial programs for the schools in private sector so that their students could get free education in a child-friendly atmosphere, concluded Raja Anwar.

Earlier, PEF Director Bushra Saeed presented her address of welcome and apprised the Chairman about aims of the workshop. Later, PEF Chairman gave away certificates to the participants.