Last Update: March 12, 2023, 4:39 pm IST
The department has registered 1,00,298 admissions during the drive conducted on Friday (Representational Image)
Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that the target of enrolling one lakh new students in government schools has been achieved on the very first day of the special admission drive.
Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said on Saturday that the department has set a benchmark by enrolling more than one lakh students in a single day.
The minister said that the target of enrollment of one lakh new students in government schools has been achieved on the very first day of the special admission drive.
Bains said the department recorded 1,00,298 admissions during the drive conducted between 8 am and 10 pm on Friday.
The minister said in a statement, “The enthusiasm can be gauged from the fact that despite the server of the departmental website being down, the admission work continued till late night.” school from private schools.
He said that district Fatehgarh Sahib registered 134.6 per cent admission against the target, while in Ferozepur, Barnala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Patiala, SBS Nagar, Malerkotla, Fazilka, Tarn Taran and Sangrur, a large number of students also appeared in government schools. Enrolled. ,
“It is quite clear from the overwhelming response to the entry campaign that people have supported the policies of the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann,” he said.
Bains said that the state government has taken several initiatives like starting excellent schools, providing uniforms and books on time, ensuring clean bathrooms and constructing new rooms and boundary walls to ensure quality school education.
Apart from this, the state government has recruited a large number of teachers in the last year.
The minister said that this campaign will run till March 31 in every government school in the state.
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