In a bid to compete with private schools in terms of modernisation and use of technology, the district education department has decided to launch individual websites of five government senior secondary schools in the district.
Government Senior Secondary School, Khaalu, will be the first school in the district to get its website, which will be launched on Friday.
As per information, the websites will provide information related to the particular school, including educational facilities, institution's history, new programmes and schemes, online queries besides activities being undertaken on its campus.
Officials said the funds to create these websites, which will cost about `4,000 each, will be spent from the school welfare funds.
The idea to create a website for these schools was mooted by Government Senior Secondary School, Khaalu, principal Meenakshi Malhotra. Her argument was that if every private school has own website why the government schools should lag behind.
"After the principal shared her idea, we decided to make it a reality. We want to meet the demands of today's generation which wants all information available on the web," Roop Lal, district education officer (DEO secondary), said.
"I used to update all activities on the school's Facebook page. Now, we will publish these activities on the website after the inauguration of this website," Gurpreet Singh, a computer teacher at Khaalu school, said.
These websites will also provide information regarding vocational courses, career development courses. Moreover, contact numbers of teachers will also be mentioned on the website so that students could contact them to get information about courses.
Roop Lal said once the websites for these five schools are launched successfully, they will also create websites for other schools as well.
Other schools to get their websites are Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Phagwara, Government Senior Secondary School, Sidhwa Dona, Government Senior Secondary School, Kala Sanghian and Government Senior Secondary School, Blair Khanpur.