State education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema on Wednesday conducted a surprise visit in Government Senior Secondary School in Langroya village to acquaint himself with the state of affairs in government schools.
The minister interacted with the students and sought suggestions from them on how the government could make the existing education system more effective.
Besides, Cheema also apprised students of the various career opportunities. He told the students that they had also started vocational courses in 100 schools of the state, including three schools of Nawanshahr, from Class 9 to 12 as per the new avenues in the industrial, hospitality, automobile, security and paramedics, etc, with the help of the National Skill Development Corporation. The state would introduce these courses in other schools by next session, he added.
Discussing the working of six schools for meritorious students started at SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Amrisar and Bathinda, students, who got above 80% marks in Class 12, could get admission in these schools free of cost.
He expressed satisfaction over the management and performance of the staff and students of the school.