The Punjab government will provide free internet access to 13000 primary schools and 48 government colleges in the state. The Punjab government will provide free text books for all students of government schools from the next academic session and for the strengthening of the foundation of primary education under the reforms initiated by the government, the pre-primary classes Nursery and LKG in government schools. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced this Monday in the Vidhan Sabha that he said that improvement in school education is one of the main priorities of his government and therefore there will be no shortage of funds. Besides this, five new colleges would be set up in the state during the current financial year. The Chief Minister said that his government has inherited a disrupted school education system. Expressing concern over the increasing gap between the people of the society and the education of the poor people, he said that their government will have the purpose of ensuring that every child gets a chance to pursue higher education. The Chief Minister, Referring to the new initiatives, the text books will be made online so that parents and students can download it for free.Similarly, will start digital education programs to promote quality education in the state. Smart class, computer hardware and free internet access will be provided in 13000 primary schools, whereas the digitally handling of all records of schools is already in progress. Capt. Amarinder Singh said that special funding will be made available for the provision of power, furniture, automobile and sports facilities in schools. He said that the government will be given the exemption to choose English as a medium of education. As a pilot project, education will be started in July through the medium of English medium in two primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools in each block. The Chief Minister further said that opening of new army schools in Gurdaspur and Mansa districts of the government and giving to the youth on the pattern of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy Keeping forces also plan to open a training institute for training to get elected. Likewise, a new program, ‘Read Punjab, Punjab, Punjab’ will be started by the government under which the youth NRIs will be started. Graduate and people living in other parts of the country will be invited to volunteer for a year in schools. The Chief Minister said that the goal of the government is to have a college in each sub division and the same goal this year for the acquisition will be set up 5 new college. He said that the curriculum of technical and non-technical degree colleges will be made of the country’s gross and time-bound curriculum. The Chief Minister apprised the Vidhan Sabha that the infrastructure, education standards, teachers’ teaching in government and private colleges and universities A further regulatory authority will be set up in the state for further improvement in capacity. The purpose of this authority will be to set greater transparency and accountability in the higher education sector.Talking to all the parties in this regard, the government will soon bring the final propellant. Similarly, the government is also considering the establishment of a central institute at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district for expansion of Punjabi language. The Chief Minister said that in order to spread technical education and skill training in the state, the government has approved the ‘Chief Minister’s scheme of scholarship’ Under which the intelligent students were given government polytechnic colleges and PTUs. The students will get the exemption from the 70 to 100 percent fee based on the marks obtained for the 10th class of the students. The Chief Minister further said that the Technical Education Department has already already set up government engineering colleges, government polytechnic colleges and government ITIs. He has signed an agreement to provide free WiFi access. He said that skill training and industrial training programs in the state will be improved with public private partnership and the department is also considering opening of Skill Training University. Students who get certificate, diploma, graduate degree, postgraduate degree and Ph.D. The program could provide. He further said that the government is also planning to set up regional directorate of apprenticeship training at regional level training institutes in Rajpura and Mohali with the cost of Rs 35 crore.
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