Aimed at strengthening the foundation of school education in Punjab, the pre-primary classes will be introduced in all the 12,500 primary schools across the State on Tuesday — Children’s Day.
The enrolment for the pre-primary classes is already in process, and it will be formally launched on Tuesday by the state Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary at Mohali’s Government Primary School at Phase VII.
“The education sector of the state is in for a qualitative revamp which would result in a better academic atmosphere and upliftment of the standards,” said Chaudharuy adding that the pre-primary classes would commence in the state from November 14 onwards.
Chaudhary said that the Children’s Day, especially the education day, is a historic day for primary education and the dream of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will change in reality.
“The step would lead to the strengthening of educational system from the grassroots level besides resulting in overall personality development of the young students. It would prepare them for the challenges they might encounter in the future,” she said.
The Education Department has already commenced the admission process from October 25 and exhorted people to give this step forward the shape of a movement to ensure its success, she said.
She also elaborated that as per the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project, children in the age group of three to six years would be admitted in the pre-primary classes.
The Anganwari workers, who look after toddlers before their entry to schools, were already up in arms against the government’s move apprehending that it would render them jobless.