Islamabad: on direction of Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Directorate of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has launched an initiative for bag free environment from class 1 to 5 today.
The initiative is aimed at keeping in view the physical as well as mental health of the children of junior section and for this purpose, pigeon holes/ special racks have been established in all classes and the required textbooks have been arranged by the institution.
Under the “Lighter Bag, Brighter Student” policy by the Federal Directorate of Education, students will only bring required copies as per timetable given, school diary and pencil box etc. Children will also bring loose sheets for class tests which can be easily checked and returned for parents and students to record. The Federal Directorate of Education has also requested the parents to arrange a lighter bag/backpack for their children instead of heavy trolleys or school bags. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has remarked that the health of children is the highest priority of the incumbent government.