At today’s inauguration of the ‘School of Eminence’ project at the ISB, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann hailed it as a giant step toward making Punjab a leader in education. Delhi’s education sector has already been revolutionized by such schools. “Now it’s Punjab’s turn,” he said.
It will enable students in government schools to compete with those in private schools in various exams by setting up 117 such schools in 23 districts.
In honor of martyrs and national leaders, these ‘Schools of Eminence’ would be named.
Announcing that 36 teachers would be sent to Singapore to hone their teaching skills, the CM called teachers “nation builders”. The sector of education had been ignored by earlier governments, he claimed.
In order to further their political careers, they compromised with the futures of students from weaker and less privileged backgrounds. Health and education have been neglected by these leaders because of their regressive policies,” the CM said. Harjot Singh Bains, the education minister, also spoke at the event.