Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab executive will, on Wednesday, August 12, distribute smartphones to students with out cost as phase of a scheme to enable them to entry training-related negate material digitally amid the coronavirus-prompted lockdown.
The relate executive committed to the distribution of 1.78 lakh smartphones to class 12 students of relate executive schools by November and the exercise would begin with the distribution of basically the major batch of 50,000 phones.
Satisfying our pollpromise, we can commence distribution of 1.73 Lakh Tidy Telephones on August 12 on Global Childhood Day, to students learning in Class XII in Govt schools. Amidst #Covid19, we hope these smartphones will attend play a indispensable role in on-line training. pic.twitter.com/ElCsLd4uKq
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 11, 2020
“The relate executive would fulfil its promise to of us by offering them smartphones, at the side of these phones shall be extremely functional to the formative years in having access to recordsdata along with diversified learning discipline matter posted by the department of college training,” mentioned the Chief Minister.
The scheme modified into aimed to “abet and incentivise” formative years to make spend of digital technology in day after day activities entailing training, profession alternatives, entry to talent pattern and employment alternatives.
In conserving with reports, the phones shall be geared up with sides at the side of contact hide, camera and pre-loaded executive functions like ‘e-Sewa App’ with on-line negate material touching on Class 11 and Class 12 which stands accepted by the Department of College Education.
The phones will furthermore safe an engraving of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the abet bearing the phrases “Captain Tidy Connect”, fixed with NDTV.
Speaking in regards to the launch of the scheme, CM Amarinder Singh mentioned that conserving the COVID-19 convey into consideration which entails restrictions on lag and ban on natty gatherings, the tournament could well well be spoil up in 26 diversified areas in Chandigarh and across Punjab.
The tournament, on the opposite hand, would consist of all district headquarters and pretty a quantity of diversified major cities and cities. Additionally, no longer extra than 15 students learning in that town/district shall be invited at every region for handing over the smartphones.
A letter has been sent to all Deputy Commissioners in the relate in this regard, asking them to organise a ”minute feature… following all safety measures due to COVID-19”.
Govt College Admissions Register An All-time High Amid Pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 convey, the relate’s executive schools safe recorded an all-time excessive through novel admissions.
In conserving with The Indian Utter, with 3.17 lakh novel admissions there modified into a 13.48 per cent broaden as when put next to the last tutorial year (2019-2020) while the admission process restful continues.
There are 19,175 executive schools in Punjab, of which 12,857 are major schools while 2,658 are heart schools. The relate has 1,699 excessive schools and 1,961 senior secondary schools.
The anecdote states that the utmost novel admissions safe took situation in the pre-major share (97,460) an broaden of 43.21 per cent when put next to last year. An broaden in the total strength of three.23 lakh students as when put next to 2.25 lakh students in the last financial year.
“This broaden in admission has took situation due to raised training practices, shimmering schools and better results of executive schools. We are taking novel initiatives day by day and for the time being, we are doing a ‘Punjab success search for’ as properly. In consequence of this truth, factual practices are attracting of us to executive schools,” mentioned Hardeep Singh, media coordinator of the Education Department.
Nonetheless, educationists safe opined that COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the livelihood has furthermore been one in all basically the major factors contributing to such an broaden. The coronavirus outbreak and the virus-prompted lockdown has had an detrimental fabricate on employment, financial condition of families who could well well even be opting for presidency institutions as they can no longer safe the funds for private tuition charges.
Punjab Achievement Seek (PAS)
In a first-of-its-kind initiative by any country in the relate, the Punjab Education Department has determined to habits a search for of the achievements of all executive and executive-aided schools so as to assess the quality of coaching.
Punjab Achievement Seek (PAS) shall be conducted in all executive schools of the relate and students from major to Class 12 will participate. The search for would attend gauge the training being supplied in the relate-fling institutions.
It’d be primarily based fully fully on parameters of the Nationwide Achievement Seek and the learning outcome of students shall be assessed on the root of More than one Want Questions (MCQs) as per the syllabus already being studied.
“There shall be no separate syllabus for this search for and this could occasionally even be primarily based fully fully on the syllabus of the discipline already being studied. The search for is being conducted class shimmering. There could well well be the total topics for major courses and four topics for Class 6 to 10 (English, Arithmetic, Science and Social Reports). Seek shall be primarily based fully fully on some optionally accessible topics for Classes 11 and 12,” mentioned a spokesperson of the Education Department, reported The Cases of India.
With the goal of making ready each and every students and lecturers for the search for, a total programme of organising quizzes in August and mock checks from September has been deliberate.
Additionally, the Education Department has began organising webinars to sensitise and educate district training officers, deputy district training officers, block major training officers, ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab’ coordinators, Zila Sikhiya Sudhar teams and social media coordinators on the significance of the search for.
“The officers and lecturers of the training department safe braved the extra special pandemic and done exceptionally properly to assemble quality training through digital mode to originate the ‘Ghar Baithe Sikhiya’ programme successful. Now, I’m determined that they’ll successfully attain the Punjab Achievement Seek with renewed vigour and enthusiasm,” mentioned Education Secretary Krishan Kumar while interacting with them through webinars.