Punjab News New education policy by July-End: Sekhwan


Staff member
Bathinda May 1:

Punjab Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan today said that the state will have a concrete education policy in place by July-end.

Sekhwan said the policy would be formulated by a committee headed by a former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, SP Singh. Once the committee submits the report, he said, the policy would be implemented as early as possible. Besides the education policy committee, a syllabus committee, headed by the chairman of Punjab School Education Board Dalbir Singh Dhillon, had been formed, the Minister said.

A committee to bring reforms in the examination system and another committee to implement the Right to Education Act had also been formed. All these committees had been given six months after their formation to submit the reports, he added. Sekhwan was here to participate in a “Samman samaroh”, organised in his honour by the district unit of the ‘Bharti Ghat Gintian Ate Dalit Front’ at a marriage palace.

The Education Minister also said the state government was going to introduce ‘moral education’ as a subject in the schools. He said he had also told PSEB chairman Dalbir Singh Dhillon to prepare syllabuses of various classes on the pattern of the CBSE, so that parents could not feel that the syllabuses of the PSEB did not match the CBSE syllabuses. With regard to making the private schools associated members of the PSEB, he said a five-member committee, headed by an officer to the rank of deputy director, would be formed to visit the schools in the districts for the purpose.