The education department will set up ultra modern computer labs along with smart classes at six Residential Schools for Meritorious very soon, said Major General (retired) KAS Bhullar, project director of Residential School for Meritorious, on Wednesday.
The labs and smart classes will be equipped with 276 desktop computers, 150 laptops, wifi connectivity, overhead projectors, besides other teaching aids. Besides this, a school magazine of these six schools would also be launched shortly.
He said that these facilities would not only help the students in their studies, but would also help the teachers. All these facilities would be made available in the schools within two months.
Bhullar visited the Residential School for Meritorious here for attending a workshop which was attended by the teachers from six schools. He said that it was chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's vision that the students of these six schools should be provided facilities which are much better than that of private schools.
He said that the 'Society for Promoting Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab' is also trying to help the students in securing education loan from reputed banks. He said that they are also working on getting financial aid for the students through various government schemes.
For making sure that there is no shortage of staff in these schools, the district education officers (DEOs) of such areas in which these six schools fall, have been asked to prepare a database of teachers who are willing to provide their services to these schools. He said that media liaison officers will also be appointed in these six schools.
The project director said that the state government would also provide free coaching for higher education to all students studying in these schools from March 10. These students have already got admitted in these schools after securing 80% marks in Class 10.