Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Labs

Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Science Labs, IT Labs and Libraries

A lot of the public schools in Punjab currently have dysfunctional and out-of-use science and computer labs. These educational spaces available to all schools are vital to quality education as they foster extensive learning through discovery and investigation. Though educational outcomes for students, as gauged by quantitative indicators such as average matriculation exam results, indicate that modest improvement has occurred in the last 10 years, it is still very slow.

The Rehabilitation and Revitalization Project aims to ensure 1000 school laboratories and computer labs are brought to optimal standards. ‘Rehabilitation’ here means that they are sufficiently equipped with equipment and maintenance regimes that ensure their functionality and upkeep. ‘Revitalisation’ refers to the fostering of a culture, the building of teaching capacity and the creation of systems that will ensure that the lab facilities are used to the best effect to enrich the curriculum, nurture extensive learning and instill critical thinking in students. The schools have been chosen from the poorest performing districts in Punjab, with the aim of bringing it at par with the rest of the province.


Schools have been selected from the following districts


Districts for Revitalization and Rehabilitation of Science and IT Labs
Rawalpindi Sialkot Lahore Gujranwala
Mianwali Sahiwal Multan DG Khan
Kasur Mandi Bahauddin Okara T.T Singh
Khushab Faisalabad Rahim Yar Khan Layyah
Lodhran

Libraries

Furthermore 400 libraries are to be rehabilitated and revitalized. This means that the libraries are sufficiently equipped with equipment and maintenance regimes that ensure their functionality and upkeep as well as fostering of a culture i.e. the building of faculty capacity and the creation of systems that will ensure that the libraries are used to best effect to enrich the curriculum, nurture extensive learning and instill critical thinking in students.

The scope of work covers rehabilitation and revitalization of approximately 400 libraries. This number will be achieved by transforming the existing state of libraries in government schools. The number of libraries has been indicated in this scope of work as 400, however, it can be increased/decreased at any stage in light of PPRA Rules and procedures described therein.


Schools have been selected from the following districts


Districts for Revitalization and Rehabilitation of Science Labs
Rawalpindi Sialkot Lahore Gujranwala
Mianwali Sahiwal Multan DG Khan
Kasur Mandi Bahauddin Okara T.T Singh
Khushab Faisalabad Rahim Yar Khan Layyah

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