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School Construction and Rehabilitation Program (SCRP)

In order to provide access to better learning opportunities to students enrolled in Public Schools, the School Education Department (SED) is committed to work on The Punjab School Construction and Rehabilitation Program. Components that fall under this umbrella project are; Additional Classroom Construction, Model Schools, Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Science and IT labs and libraries.

The program is aimed at constructing 2,000 additional classrooms in 12 districts of the province. The Model Schools project is under its phase of implementation in 11 districts of Punjab. The aim is to renovate existing buildings so that they are upgraded and transformed into fully functional schools, equipped with the modern learning facilities. In addition to this, 1,000 science and IT labs are being restored across 17 districts. Under this component, training to relevant staff will also be provided so that smooth functioning maybe ensured.

Insaaf Afternoon School Program

The Insaf Afternoon School Program aims to provide equitable educational opportunities to children in areas where access to schools remains a challenge along with low retention and high drop-out rates. The program is designed to ‘upgrade’ the existing primary or middle schools to middle or high school level respectively, thereby allowing the students to transition into higher grades within the same premises. This provides easy access to the students and results in an increase in retention. It has resulted in a highly cost effective solution and is currently ongoing in 577 schools across 22 districts in Punjab, so far enrolling over 20,000 children. Given the promising outcome, the Government of Punjab plans to scale-up this initiative to the remaining 14 districts as well.

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