State education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Saturday said the vocational education scheme launched by the state government would be introduced in 500 more schools next year.
At a function at Rupnagar Press Club, Cheema said the scheme had been implemented in 100 schools this year. He hoped it would be beneficial for students.
He said since books related to vocational education were in English, the education department had ensured that they had been translated to Punjabi.
Cheema said efforts were also being made to provide quality education to students in government schools, particularly in rural areas of the state.
He said the education department would take concrete steps to check the menace of copying during examinations.
He also appealed to the people to provide financial assistance to the victims of the recent Jammu and Kashmir floods.
Cheema also announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh to the Rupnagar Press Club and inaugurated a gym at the Press Club.