Punjab colleges will get 1,100 new teachers by Nov 26: Pargat

Opens govt college named after ex-minister at Jadla

Punjab colleges will get 1,100 new teachers by Nov 26: Pargat

Education Minister Pargat Singh inaugurates S Dilbagh Singh Government College at Jadla in Nawanshahr on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Nawanshahr, November 22

Punjab School and Higher Education Minister Pargat Singh today said the recruitment process of filling 1,100 vacant posts of teacher in Punjab colleges would be completed by November 26 this year.

Minister promises structural reforms

  • Pargat Singh also inaugurated a new block at Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Nawanshahr, built at a cost of Rs 66 lakh and also reviewed the ongoing construction work of a new block with
  • budget of Rs 4.5 crore. He also assured to consider the demand of Principal Sarabjit Singh for further structural reforms in the school.

Recruitment of college teachers has been done after a record of three decades in the state as the previous governments didn’t give much importance to uplift the standard of education in Punjab, the minister said here, while inaugurating S Dilbagh Singh Government College Jadla in Nawanshahr, which was constructed at Rs 12 crore.

Lauding the efforts of late S Dilbagh Singh, former Agriculture Minister, he said due to his visionary thinking, he had laid the foundation for the development of Nawanshahr by making it a district. Pargat further said during his 35-day tenure as minister, his goal was to upgrade the school and college education as well as sports infrastructure so that the young generation of Punjab could match the ever-changing challenges in the world.

He said the problems of Punjab have aggravated due to sheer neglect by successive governments for the past 25-30 years. Earlier, he also inaugurated a new block at Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Nawanshahr, built at a cost of Rs 66 lakh and also reviewed the ongoing construction work of a new block with a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. He lauded the school management for increasing its capacity from 1,100 to 3,000 and termed it as a role model for others. He also assured to consider the demand of Principal Sarabjit Singh for further structural reforms in the school.

MLA Angad Singh said today his grandfather and late Agriculture Minister S Dilbagh Singh’s dream of opening a government college in a rural area in this constituency had come true. He thanked the panchayat of Jadla village for providing land for the college and also thanked the Higher Education Minister for his staunch support. The MLA informed that the new college has 12 rooms, four laboratories, an administrative block, a library, a canteen and a playground.

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