Nine govt colleges to be set up soon: Mi
NINE GOVT COLLEGES TO BE SET UP SOON: MINISTER
Patiala November 20:
Punjab Education and Civil Aviation minister Upinderjit Kaur said the state government had decided to set up nine government colleges in educationally backward districts of the state.
One such college for girls would be opened in Amritsar. The minister said this in a formal interaction with mediapersons on the sidelines of the concluding function of Punjabi Week by the Punjab Languages Department.
Dr Upinderjit said the government had decided to set up Indian School of Business in private collaboration at Mohali.The school would have an institute of health sciences, manufacturing etc. The minister said with a view to filling up vacant posts in rural government schools, a massive rationalisation exercise had been undertaken under which 4,000 surplus teachers from urban schools had been shifted to rural schools.
She said the government had decided to fill up on priority basis the vacant posts of school teachers in mathematics, science, English and computers. The process of promotion of teachers which had been held up for a long time had already been initiated, she added.
Punjab School Education Board chairman Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon, on the occasion, appealed to parents to encourage their children to converse in Punjabi at home.