Punjab CM launches online platform seeking ideas from teachers to improve quality of education
The minister asked teachers to share ideas online through this portal to help change the conventional education system and make it paperless, digitally empowered, etc.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann conducted a meeting with government school principals seeking input to improve the quality of school education in the state. The Chief Minister also announced an online portal where teachers can share ideas and suggestions and help the government bring out “out of the box” educational reforms. The minister asked teachers to share ideas online through this portal to help change the conventional education system and make it paperless, digitally empowered, etc.
Stating the people have lost faith in the current government education system, Mann added that there is no doubt that government teachers come with humongous capabilities, but there is a need to rebuild people's trust in the government education system.“At the same time, we also need to boost the confidence of students to make them job providers from job seekers,” Mann added.
The minister further said that the government would provide fulsome support to the teachers for making the current education system viable, and more relevant according to the day-to-day life.
From bringing back industry in the state to increase job opportunities to imparting quality technical education instead of focusing on securing a high percentage, the CM discussed this all. He also highlighted the achievements of the Kejriwal government in the education sector in Delhi. The minister further shared data about over four lakh students who shifted from private schools to Delhi government schools. 450 students from Delhi get admissions in prestigious institutions like the IIT and the Delhi government has built 10,000 rooms in government schools, the minister informed.
He further assured the teachers that they would not be appointed to any work other than teaching.