CM Maryam Nawaz approves to renew laptop computer scheme for college students

Punjab CM additionally discusses tasks for promotion of upper training, transport facility for college students in assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif is presiding a gathering concerning academic reforms within the province on Could 10, 2024. —Screengrab/X/PMLNDigital

LAHORE: The Punjab authorities on Friday authorised to renew the laptop computer scheme for college students after seven years.

Presiding the assembly about increased training sector reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif stated her authorities would once more present newest laptops to the scholars of Punjab.

The assembly, whereby necessary choices had been taken, was given an overview of the tasks for promotion of upper training, laptop computer scheme and transport facility for college students.

The discussion board was apprised that over 0.65 million college students had been finding out in personal and public universities in Punjab. Among the many college students finding out in universities, the proportion of boys was 44% and the proportion of women was 56%, the assembly was briefed.

Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Provincial Training Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat, Data Minister Azma Zahid Bukhari, the chief secretary, secretary increased training and different officers additionally attended the assembly.

On Could 26, 2023, then-special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Shaza Fatima Khawaja stated the federal government would re-launch the laptop computer scheme in 2023 underneath the umbrella of the Prime Minister Youth Programme.

Khawaja had shared that underneath the scheme 100,000 laptops could be supplied to the youth.

Regretting that the earlier authorities halted the scheme, she had identified that laptops supplied by the final Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz authorities had enabled the youth to proceed their training and jobs throughout COVID-19.

In the meantime, CM Maryam additionally stated that her authorities was going to supply 20,000 electrical bikes to college students throughout the province as properly.

The CM, on March 19, authorised a plan to supply 20,000 electrical bikes to college students on straightforward installments.

“E-bikes are important to cut back air pollution, however at present they aren’t appropriate due to battery theft and low mileage,” she stated.

She additionally stated the federal government had determined to supply petrol bikes together with electrical bikes on straightforward installments.

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