The initiative by Chandigarh Administration, to rope in prominent people with expertise in their respective fields to teach as guest faculty in government schools got a boost on Tuesday with the joining of Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Punjab, Naunihal Singh. Apart from him, several college students have also volunteered to don the hat of guest teachers. The proposal has gained popularity as 50 more volunteers gave their names for teaching in various government model schools.
Former SSP Chandigarh Police, Naunihal Singh, while speaking to Chandigarh Newsline said, “ I’m a proud product of Government Model School and Colleges which helped me to clear my national level entrance exam. I want to impart the same education to the students. Moreover, this is a great opportunity which has come my way to give back to the society, especially the young students who are the future of our country.”
Singh has done Masters in Geography and has offered to teach the subject.
“I have knowledge of the subject since I studied it for my national level examamination. I have also done my Masters in it. I will guide the students in preparing for the civil services exam and will also provide them with tips on how to enter the police services.” he said.
With periphery school also demanding voluntary guest faculties to impart exposure and education to there schools which majorly consist of under privileged students, Singh said, “I’m open to teach in periphery schools if the department asks me to do so.” Currently, Singh has preferred to join Government Model Senior Secondary Schools(GMSSS) located in Sectors 16, 18,10, 8 and 15 which are in close proximity to his home and office.
Taking a cue from others, students studying in Dev Samaj College for girls, Sector 45 have also come ahead and given there names for teaching.
Out of the 15 students who have come forward, eight are PHD scholars.
The initiative which started on November 2, saw prominent personalities such as former union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and current Harayana Civil Service(HCS) officer SK Setia come and teach the students on Legal Studies and Humanities respectively in government schools.
Others having Army backround and retired professors have got a positive response from the students studying in these schools.