Quality education rather than degrees and distinctions, preservation and significance of Punjabi language, skill development and most importantly taking up of the issue of gap in age groups in private and government schools with regard to the Right to Education will be given priority, said state education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema on the occasion of 50th anniversary of formation of the state of Punjab, at Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle here on Sunday.
While stressing on the need to preserve Punjabi language and inclusion of the same in academic curricula was the centre point of his address during the congregation.
Speaking on the occasion, Cheema said preservation of Punjabi language and cultural heritage is the need of the hour.
He added that the skill development is also of paramount significance in the globalised world service sector-driven economies today. Moreover, the role of primary education for all also needs to be addressed with equal amount of seriousness on higher education. Providing quality education is another aspect that was widely emphasised by the minister during his address.
Cheema also donated Rs 10 lakh for the service and development of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, a part of which would be given now and rest of it would be given in the months to follow.
Elaborating on one of the most important aspects of education, Cheema said the age-group gap for the entry-level education at the private schools and primary education in the government schools of the state will be taken on priority basis as the standard of private school students is different from that of government school students, which points towards disparity and flaw in the system. The issue will be taken on a priority basis as the minimum age for the primary education is six, according to Right To Education (RTE).