Wed. Jun 5th, 2024
Breaking News CM Maryam Nawaz approves to resume Laptop Scheme for Students 2024

After seven years, the Punjab government decided on Friday to bring back the student laptop program. Leading the discussion on changes for the higher education sector, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif announced that her government would once more give Punjabi students the newest laptops.

An overview of the initiatives for promoting higher education, the laptop program, and student transportation was provided at the meeting, where significant choices were made. The meeting was informed that more than 0.65 million students were enrolled in Punjab’s public and private universities. The group was briefed on the student population at universities, which consisted of 44% males and 56% females.

Overview of the Laptop Scheme

The meeting was also attended by the chief secretary, secretary of higher education, senior provincial minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, provincial education minister Rana Sikandar Hayat, information minister Azma Zahid Bukhari, and other officials.

The government would relaunch the laptop program in 2024 under the auspices of the Prime Minister Youth Program, according to statements made on May 26, 2024, by Shaza Fatima Khawaja, the then-special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) for youth affairs. Khawaja had revealed that 100,000 computers would be given to young people as part of the program.

SectionDetails
Resumption of Laptop SchemePunjab government decides to restart student laptop program after seven years.
Announcement made by CM Maryam Nawaz Sharif.
Overview of InitiativesMeeting discusses initiatives for promoting higher education.
Briefing on student population in Punjab’s universities
Announcement of Electric Bikes SchemeCM Maryam Nawaz approves distribution of 20,000 electric bikes to students.
Plan includes flexible installment plans for both gasoline and electric motorcycles

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New Announcement of this Scheme

The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government provided laptops to the youth, enabling them to continue working and attending school during COVID-19, despite the program’s discontinuation, expressing regret.

Concurrently, CM Maryam announced that 20,000 electric bikes will be distributed by her government to students throughout the province. A plan to give 20,000 electric motorcycles to students on flexible installment plans was approved by the CM on March 19.

“E-bikes are crucial for lowering pollution, but because of low mileage and battery theft, they are not suitable at the moment,” the speaker stated. She added that the government has decided to offer both gasoline and electric motorcycles on flexible payment plans.

Conclusion

In summary, the relaunch of the Laptop Scheme and the introduction of electric bikes demonstrate Punjab’s commitment to education and sustainability. With 100,000 laptops and 20,000 electric bikes on offer, students are set to benefit from improved access to technology and eco-friendly transportation options.

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FAQs

Why is the Laptop Scheme being restarted?

To support student education with essential technology after a seven-year hiatus.

How many laptops will be distributed?

100,000 computers will be provided to Punjab’s youth.

Why are electric bikes being introduced alongside laptops?

To offer eco-friendly transportation options for students.

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