Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches mission to achieve 100% school results – education
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Shat Pratishat Mission’ for 2020-21 on Saturday, aiming to empower schools to achieve 100% results despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the virtual event, which connected him with teachers, students and their parents from more than 4,000 schools and ministers, MLAs, civil servants and non-teaching staff, the prime minister also announced the creation of 8,393 pre-primary teacher positions and said it will soon be filled out by the education department, according to a government statement.
Noting the challenges in education in light of the COVID-19 situation, Singh said the mission aims to further strengthen the digital education infrastructure in schools through e-books, EDUSAT lectures, electronic content, online classes, broadcast of conferences through television. and video conferences prepared by the teachers.
“The mission will help further push standards in public schools, which have seen massive improvement in the quality and performance of education in the past three years, in line with the state government’s decision to curb all malpractices. on board exams, ”he said.
A National Achievement Survey conducted in early 2017 had shown that Punjab could not perform along the expected lines, he recalled, adding that the rigor introduced thereafter had led to “exceptional improvement” in student performance.
In fact, the prime minister said, the increasing shift of students from private schools to public schools is one of his government’s greatest achievements, noting that public schools had outperformed private schools in board results for two consecutive years.
Praising the contribution of smart schools to raising educational standards in Punjab, Singh said that of the total of 19,107 schools in the state, 6,832 are smart schools, with another 1,467 added on Saturday.
He said 13,859 projectors would also be provided to the remaining schools, to make them smart schools. The prime minister said that a budget provision of Rs 100 million was made this year for the digitization of schools.
On this occasion, 2,625 tablets were distributed to students from 372 public elementary schools.
To mark the conclusion of Punjabi Week on Saturday, the prime minister ordered Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa to draw up a detailed plan for the promotion of the Punjabi language and the revival of the Patiala Central Library, which was facing an acute funding shortage.