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Maryam Nawaz Announces Privatization of Public Schools in Punjab

Maryam Nawaz, the nominated Chief Minister of Punjab, has made a bold announcement regarding the privatization of public schools in the province. In a recent statement to the media, she highlighted the dismal state of government schools, citing issues with infrastructure, including buildings and toilets.

Expressing serious concerns over the deplorable conditions of government schools in Punjab, Maryam Nawaz vowed to address these issues by privatizing the schools. She also announced plans to establish five new IT cities in Punjab. Her focus on the Public-Private Partnership Program for government schools indicates a significant shift in education policy.

However, her announcement has caused anxiety among employees of the Punjab School Education Department, who fear job insecurity. During the caretaker setup, government employees protested against similar policies, highlighting the challenges of implementing such reforms.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressuring the government to adopt Public-Private Partnerships to reduce the financial burden on the public sector. This move comes amidst reports of ghost employees in many schools, who receive high salaries without contributing to the education system.

Previously, an MOU was signed between the Caretaker Government and the organization Muslim Hands, but it was not implemented due to employee protests. With the new government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) set to take charge in Punjab under Maryam Nawaz’s leadership, there is renewed hope for the resumption of this process.

Many are hopeful that Maryam Nawaz’s initiatives will bring about positive changes in the education sector, leading to improved quality of education in government schools. Students across Punjab are eagerly anticipating the implementation of these reforms, which have the potential to transform the education landscape in the province.

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