Government Announced Laptop Scheme for School Students

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The government has decided to award laptops to school students who will clear matric exams with high marks. According to reports, the decision was made in accordance with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s directions. As he intends to include school students in this laptop scheme. P&D (Planning and Development) Minister Ahsan Iqbal recently met with vice chancellors of government universities to solicit their opinions on how to help students enhance their learning skills.

Goal of Laptop Scheme

This laptop scheme would now be a permanent part of the government’s efforts. And goal of this initiative is to make students more competitive and capable of meeting emerging challenges in both international and local markets.

Initiation of Laptop Scheme

In May 2014, former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif initiated the PM’s Laptop Scheme. The initial goal of this scheme was to distribute free laptops to high achievers at government and semi-government universities. Later on, government expanded this initiative to include intermediate students. Government successfully completed four phases of this scheme. In 2nd phase students received detachable laptops along with internet device.

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