At least 295,000 out-of school children between four and nine years of age will be enrolled in Sahiwal division during the current year under the Universal Primary Education Enrolment (UPEE) campaign.
This was informed by Commissioner Sohail Shahzad while launching a `Parho Punjab Barho Punjab` campaign at Government Comprehensive High School here on Thursday.
The Punjab government is currently running a campaign to enroll out-of-school children under the UPEE programme in nine divisions of the province.
The process of enrollment campaign depends upon the data of the targeted children collected from surveys of different households.
The data says around 110,000 children between four and nine years ofage are not enrolled in Sahiwal and Okara districts separately while 75,000 children are stillout-of-school in the Pakpattan district.
The commissioner says every effort will be made to involve all stakeholders to enroll out-of-school children in nearby schools.
He says that teachers, politicians and parents are the main players who can make the campaign a success.
The commissioner has directed the district education department of three districts to make the campaign a role model for Punjab.
PML-N MNA Pir Syed Imran Shah told the gathering that the Punjab government was spending billions in the infrastructure development of public schools.