Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema visited two government schools of Banur sector to examine and understand the level of education and its functioning.
While on the visit to Government Senior Secondary School Banur and Government High School Dharamgarh, he assured the students to meet the rising demand of providing free coaching to students for entrance or competitive exams. Till date he was of the view that around 1600 students had took free coaching classes which were provided at the district level. Such effort has been undertaken to lessen the burden on students as well as their parents who rush to take expensive coaching classes.
The competitive exam preparation and coaching would be supported and taught by the science faculty of the government schools.
Scholarships for meritorious students
Further he was of the view that the students who secures 80 percent or more marks in Class 10 would be given free education and scholarships in renowned institutions by the end of the current academic session 2015.
Comment on Standard of Education
Further commenting on the standard of education, Cheema said the long duration of medical courses along with the cumbersome study process involved in becoming a doctor were primarily the reasons why students did not seek admission to the medical stream.
Free Coaching and Allied Scheme
'Free Coaching and Allied Scheme for Minority Communities Students' has been launched by The Ministry of Minority Affairs with an aim to empower the largely disadvantaged section and make employable in industries, services society, by assisting them as well as those institutions working for them.