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Punjab CM virtually inaugurates 1467 smart schools, distributes 2625 tablets in govt primary schools

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday virtually distributed 2,625 tablets to college students in 372 primary authorities schools and inaugurated 1,467 smart schools below ‘Mission Shat Pratishat’.

The Chief Minister launched ‘Mission Shat Pratishat’ (Mission 100 per despatched) for the tutorial yr 2020-21 to empower schools to attain 100 per cent outcomes regardless of the COVID-19 disaster in the state.

At the digital occasion, which related him to lecturers, college students and their dad and mom from greater than 4,000 schools and Ministers, MLAs, officers and non-teaching workers via WebEx, Facebook and YouTube, the Chief Minister additionally introduced the creation of 8393 pre-primary faculty lecturers posts and mentioned the identical can be crammed up quickly by the Education Department.

Pointing to the challenges in schooling in view of the COVID-19 scenario, Captain Amarinder Singh mentioned Mission Shat Pratishat was geared toward strengthening the digital schooling infrastructure.

“The mission aims to strengthen the digital educational infrastructure through E-Books, EDUSAT Lectures, E-Content and Online classes through Zoom App, Radio Channel, Broadcast of lectures through TV, Khan Academy Lectures and Video Lectures prepared by the teachers,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

“This would help further boost the standards in government schools, which had witnessed massive improvement in the education quality and performance in the past three years, in line with the state government’s decision to curb all malpractices in Board exams,” he added.

The Chief Minister additional lauded the contribution of smart schools to elevating instructional requirements in Punjab and mentioned of the overall 19,107 schools in the state, 6,832 have been at present Smart Schools, to which one other 1,467 have been being added in the present day.

“A total of 13,859 projectors would be provided to the remaining schools too, in order to make them Smart Schools, and additionally a budgetary provision of Rs 100 crores had been made this year for the digitisation of schools,” he mentioned.

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