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Time we call every student to school: Education Secretary

Stresses on need to ensure vigilance by principals in preparing students for board exams

Time we call every student to school: Education Secretary

Education Secretary Krishan Kumar addresses schoolheads of government schools in Hoshiarpur.

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, February 24

For the success of Education Department’s Mission Shat Pratishat, it is time to take care of every student in schools now, said Krishan Kumar, Secretary, School Education Department, Punjab, here on Wednesday.

He was addressing a meeting of heads of government senior secondary and high schools, block nodal officers, Parho Punjab teams and education reform teams at the DAV College of Education auditorium in Hoshiarpur.

He stressed on the need to ensure vigilance by school principals in preparing students for the upcoming board examinations. He said through the review of the results of domestic examinations, a plan should be prepared for preparing students for the annual examination in a proper manner.

He emphasised that school principals should strengthen the academic side as well as the day to day administration. He said planning should be done to improve the infrastructure and facilities in educational institutions, which would send a positive message in society and give impetus to the enrollment drive. He had a discussion with school principals on data analysis and review, as well as planning and better approach to make the mission successful. He emphasised the need to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines issued for the prevention of Covid.

He said now, after the opening of schools for students of all classes, annual examinations of students of all classes would be held in schools in an offline mode, so it was everyone’s duty to prepare students for these examinations.

He said: “Teachers are working diligently for the success of the mission. Additional classes are being set up by teachers. For the success of Mission Shat Pratishat, the first thing to be done is to get students to school while following Covid norms. At the same time, students have to be made aware of the reduced syllabus and the question paper pattern.”

Assistant director (training) Salinder Singh, while conducting a data-based review of district Hoshiarpur regarding Mission Shat Pratishat, discussed the important points with the school heads.

Chandra Shekhar, state resource person English and social studies and Jasveer Singh, state resource person science, while sharing data on the performance of Class X XII students of the district in December examination, discussed the points of preparation of meritorious students and low performers as well. They stressed on the need to provide simple and easy reading material for better performance of such students.

Gursharan Singh, District Education Officer (secondary) and Rakesh Kumar, Deputy District Education Officer (secondary) lauded the efforts being made by the school principals and teachers for the success of the mission and expressed confidence that the performance of students in the district would be better during the forthcoming annual examinations.

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