On the directions of Punjab education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, special teams of the education department conducted surprise checks in 800 schools of the State with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. Three circles namely Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha (Patiala) were visited by the special teams at the same time.
Divulging the details a spokesperson of the department said that during the special checking total 41 teachers were found absent while 62 teachers were late whereas 39 teachers were found long time absentees. He said immediately after opening the schools special teams visited 322 schools of Jalandhar Circle, 244 schools of Nabha (Patiala) Circle and 234 schools of Faridkot Circle.
He further said 26 teachers were found absent in Jalandhar Circle and 54 were late comers while 23 found long time absentee. In Nabha (Patiala) Circle 7 teachers were found absent, 2 late comers and 8 were long time absentee. Similarly, in Faridkot Circle 8 teachers were found absent, 6 late comers and 8 were found long time absentee.
Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said to maintain discipline and punctuality in the Government Schools special and surprise checking would continue in future also. He also directed to the senior officers that 100 percent attendance of the teachers would be ensured.