Punjab education department warned the government schools about entertaining the private schools
In various efforts to save the strength of the children studying in the government schools of Punjab, the government is making several efforts and has now warned the principals and the head teachers about entertaining the seminars and activities organized by the private schools on government school premises. The government believes that such activities lure the students to enroll themselves in such institutes.
The directive was issued by the Punjab education department after it received several complaints regarding the issue.
The order, dated February 7 said ''counseling teams” of some private polytechnic and engineering colleges have been visiting government schools and urging students, especially those in Classes X and XII to take admission in their institutes. It is learned that many school heads are facilitating these private bodies to conduct such seminars and are accepting costly gifts in lieu of providing such facilities”.
Students in these seminars are further attracted by showing the videos of a bright future.
"Students then put pressure on their parents to send them to such institutes, which put the unnecessary financial burden on them," read a letter from the office of secretary (education) Punjab.
“Also, these activities waste a lot of time of the students and staff in government schools,” said a school principal in Jalandhar.
“We have advised the school heads that students must be motivated that after their schooling they should first prefer admission in government colleges,” said a senior officer.