Provision of education is the prime responsibility of state. Education plays a significant role in accelerating the economic growth of a nation by creating knowledge based societies and learning organizations. Only education can eliminate different social, economic challenges and evils of poverty, unemployment, ignorance and violence.
Punjab Government has taken revolutionary steps in education sector to equip youth with knowledge that would enable them to face the present day challenges. Unfortunately a large number of children do not have access to quality education whereas the situation aggravates in case of remote corners of the province. In such circumstances, the emergence of Punjab Education Foundation is a ray of hope for disenfranchised students who cannot afford quality education due to multiple socio-economic constraints.
PEF has emerged as most successful model of public private partnership to promote quality education to every nook and corner of Punjab. PEF has encouraged and supported the efforts of private sector through technical and financial assistance. It has innovated and developed various instruments to enable private educational institutions for provision of gratuitous education to marginalized communities. This PPP model is a milestone in achieving low cost, quality educations to all deserving, underprivileged students in far flung areas of Punjab. It is most cost effective, result oriented, efficient and effective model in promoting quality education without discrimination.
By the grace of Allah Almighty and due to untiring efforts of PEF employees and partners, 2.6 million students are getting quality education under the umbrella of PEF programs i-e FAS, EVS and NSP. PEF is thriving hard to provide quality education to every child of Punjab. I applaud the efforts and devotion of PEF administration, alumnus and partner schools for their contribution and commitment to uphold quality education for all children of Punjab.