The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) exams for Class 5th and Class 8th students have been abolished by the Punjab government. The aim is to reduce the stress and burden on the children.

The Education Minister Murad Raas announced this as he was addressing a Punjab Educational Reforms ceremony in Lahore.

The Minister during his address said, “The digital textbooks for four and five class have been launched, and an Android application has also been introduced which is an important step towards a digital revolution in education.”

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“The New Deal 2018-23” is a new educational policy that has been introduced by the government that will bring revolutionary changes in the educational department. The minister said that government wants to educate children that are out of school and control the dropout rate in the Punjab province.

The government is also launching afternoon school in 20 districts to ensure this. The primary education will be in the Urdu language while English will be taught as a subject.

By March 2020 the Ministry of Education will introduce a better syllabus that will sensitize Pakistani youth about Allama Iqbal’s philosophy.

Teachers and Principals will be given special training in this regard and their performance will be regularly checked. The best performers will be rewarded and they will be posted in schools.

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