MUZAFFARGARH/BAHAWALPUR: Elections for student councils were held in all public schools of south Punjab.
More than 10,86000 students cast their votes to elect around 14,000 office-bearers, including presidents, vice presidents, general secretaries and class representatives in 4538 middle and high schools. Long queues of students were seen outside the makeshift polling booths in schools.
According to south Punjab Education Secretary Dr Ehtehsam Anwar Mahar, the initiative was launched last year to impart leadership skills to new generation.
He said office-bearers of student councils had been active throughout the year to look after educational activities, solve basic problems and issues of their fellow students and maintain discipline to the satisfaction of their school heads.
“This initiative helps in character and confidence building,” he said.
Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022