Director general school education (DGSE)-cum-state project director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Anjali Bawra, has sent an inspection schedule to district education officers (DEOs) of all districts of Punjab to check the quality of education and facilities being provided in these government schools.
The inspections will be carried out from June 11 to December 23 in all the government schools of Ludhiana. According to information, there are total 19 blocks in Ludhiana and the district education officers- secondary and elementary and block primary- will inspect the schools in these various blocks.
On June 11, the inspection will be carried out in Ludhiana 1, 2 and 3 blocks while on August 5, in Mangat 1, 2 and 3 blocks. On September 23, the inspections will be carried out in Sidhwan Bet 1 and 2 blocks; on September 30, in Doraha and Jagraon blocks; on October 21, in Khanna 1 and 2 blocks; on November 4, in Dehlon 1 and 2 blocks; on December 2, in blocks Samrala 1 and 2 blocks and Macchiwara; and on December 23, in Pakhowal and Sudhar blocks.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Charanjit Singh, officiating DEO, secondary, said, “Yes we have received the instructions and the block primary education officers have been further directed to inspect schools in their respective blocks as per schedule sent by the DGSE office.”
He added, “Every year the DEOs and BPEOs inspect schools to know about their functioning and the quality of mid-day meal services being provided to students. They also inspect that how much syllabus has been covered in classes and the attendance of teachers and students, etc.”
It is worth mentioning that there are total 1,106 government primary schools, 193 middle, 183 high and 144 senior secondary schools in 19 blocks of Ludhiana.
A government school principal, seeking anonymity, said, “Though it is good that the DGSE has taken a decision to conduct inspections, it's strange that it has also mentioned details about the date of the inspections in different blocks of the district.”
He also added that there was a need to conduct surprise inspections to know the working of the school.