December 8, 2013 12:17:57 am
With the current session about to end,Punjab school Education board(PSEB) is yet to draft a course for competitive exams for Class XII students. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had,earlier,announced that students of Government schools will be trained for competitive exams within the schools so that they can compete with the students of private schools.
The coaching was to be given free of cost by the existing teachers employed in various Government schools. Suresh Tandon,vice-chairman,PSEB who was in Ludhiana said that the course had not yet been drafted. However,in an operation cover up he said,The course will start from the next session as this session is about to end soon.
He added,From the coming session,PSEB will streamline the system and the text books will be given out to students before the beginning of the session. Printing of the books is in full swings and we aim to give the books to the depots by March.
Tandon,however,informed that changes had been done in the syllabus of about 79 books which are from different classes. English,Punjabi and Mathematics are the main subjects in which few changes have been done in the syllabus.
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Tandon said that from now onwards,even practical exams will be conducted before the theory papers so as to bring out the results well in time. Before June 5,all the board results,re-checking of papers etc will be complete .
He added that Government students were already doing wonders and in the past academic session,850 students had been selected in various professional colleges after clearing the competitive exams of engineering,medical and other courses.
Tandon said that they had fixed deadlines for providing services to the students under the Right to Service Act. These include,migration certificate,providing books,re-checking of papers etc.
Tandon was speaking at a seminar organised by dairy development board on the theme Milk is the nector of life. He also distributed prizes to the students who won the essay written on the same topic.
Manisha Rani from Mansa stood first and got cash prize of Rs 5,000 while Arshdeep Singh from Hoshairpur and Priya fromFaridkot got second and third prizes of Rs 3,000 and 2,000 respectively.
On the occasion,children were told about the importance of milk and were made aware of the simple tests to check purity of milk.
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