Rs 124.82 cr for construction of 1,662 classrooms in Punjab Government schools

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Punjab Government has taken an initiative to construct as many as 1,662 rooms in 1626 State Government schools, for which, Rs 124.82 crore has been approved.

Informing this, the State School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said that all the classrooms will be converted into smart classrooms after the completion of civil works which would include projector, CPU, green board and required furniture.

He said that their Government has been working tirelessly to improve the infrastructure and standard of education of government schools. Elaborating details, Singla said that in view of the lack of space in these schools, the proposal of construction of rooms under the RIDF XXVI project of NABARD was sent to the Finance Department which was positively addressed.

He added that the schools will be given Rs 7.51 lakh for the construction of each room and specifications of the rooms have already been sent to the District Education Officers.

“The Education Department will ensure the quality of material being used for the construction of these rooms and every single penny will be used in a transparent manner,” he added.

The Minister said that besides improving basic infrastructure, the State Government has also focused upon the conversion of ordinary schools into smart schools.

He added that new e-learning techniques have also helped to improve the quality of education due to which results have also been improved.

Singla said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government school teachers are also putting their best to reach out to maximum students through e-learning techniques.

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