Jalandhar, September 13
Even though the Centre has postponed the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2020 by one year amid surge in Covid cases in the country, the Punjab Education Department has reportedly decided to conduct the Punjab Achievement Survey (PAS) as per the fixed schedule. The first PAS-cum-bi-monthly test would be held on September 21.
Officials of the Education Department said, “Though the PAS is based on the pattern of the NAS, it has a wider scope than the NAS as it comprises all students from Classes I to XII and is aimed at preparing students not only for the NAS, but also to strengthen their understanding level of basic concepts of different subjects and reasoning ability.”
Besides, the motive of PAS is also to prepare students for a better score in board examinations as well as in various competitive entrance tests.
Education Secretary Krishan Kumar said the Education Department had made all arrangements and the dedicated teams of teachers had been working hard to conduct the first PAS test on September 21. Moreover, the test is aimed at improving the teaching-learning methodologies, thus bringing about qualitative improvements in the school education, thus, the survey will be held as per the schedule, he added.
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