After giving the much-needed infrastructure fillip to government schools, the Punjab Education Department has now initiated a campaign, where students were made the ambassadors of their schools to convince people to send their children to government schools. This year, the process to rope in students ahead of the admissions started in December last year. The academic session in government school would be beginning in April.
Under this campaign, pamphlets published in Punjabi language were being distributed in the villages and also being circulated on social media, ensuring a good strength in the government schools. The pamphlets carry the pictures of government school students, who were made the ambassadors of their schools, highlighting the upgraded facilities, quality education, environment friendly and open playgrounds for students to hone their skills.
Talking to Daily Post, Secretary Education Punjab Krishan Kumar said that the government schools too have got world class infrastructure and what could be better than the school students turning its mouthpiece. “The local staff took this initiative of making their students the brand ambassadors of their schools. Now, that most of the schools have been revamped with community support, the response was good”, he said.The Secretary Education Punjab also said that private schools begin their admission process in the month of January. “This time, we also started the admission process of government schools from December, so that the strength could be improved. Earlier, government schools used to admit students only if they approached them. But, this time, we were reaching out to people to convince them to send their children to revamped government schools. Moreover, good student strength was must to ensure smooth functioning of the schools”, he added.
In one such campaign, a pamphlet with a message by two students of Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Bilga in Jalandhar namely Simran and Sonika were seen highlighting that how their school was equipped with the ultra modern education facilities.Both the students mentioned good school building with fully ventilated rooms. They also made a highlighted science, math and computer labs besides LCD and Edusat room, English corner and SST room too.Apart from the educational facilities, the students also spoke about volleyball, basketball, kho-kho and badminton grounds, a generator for power supply failure, potable water facility, free education and uniform for students of class VI to VIII and free books for students of class VI to X.
“We have highly qualified teachers and our smart schools were no less than any other institution. Hence people should send their children to government schools”, they stated.Notably, the Punjab Education Secretary has also started a special door to door campaign for admissions in pre-primary classes in December last year.Pre-Primary classes were started in all the elementary schools across the state in 2017, where around 1.70 lakh students were admitted in the nursery and kindergarten classes.The campaign received a thumping response, as Education Department staff had reached out to the parents urging them to send their children aged between 3 to 6 years to government schools.
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