Sanjeev Singh Bariana
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 6
Government Girls Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Model Town, Patiala, has been ranked number one among all government senior secondary schools in the state.
The second rank was secured by GGSS, Railway Mandi, Hoshiarpur, while the third spot was bagged by GSSS (Boys), Jamsher, Jalandhar. A total of 1,849 senior secondary schools and 1,727 high schools were selected for the evaluation.
Government High School, Ghoghra, Hoshiarpur, has topped the high school category. GHS, Hirawali, got the third place, while GHS, Mauli Baidwan, Mohali, remained second.
The evaluation was carried out on the basis of overall performance in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities, condition of the campus, plantation, activities like quizzes and debates and participation in social welfare activities. Special grades for imparting education during the pandemic were given.
Balbir Singh, principal of Patiala school, said: “All classes in our school are equipped with projectors. We have also introduced Educare app for study material, guide books and sample papers with solutions.”
Jaspreet Kaur, principal, GHS, Ghoghra, said: “Our staff, locals and NGOs joined hands to help the school excel.”
Krishan Kumar, Secretary, School Education, said: “The ranking process has been introduced to encourage the schools to perform better. The dedication shown by the department officials and teachers is commendable.”
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