Give advanced training to Punjab govt school teachers: AAP to Cheema

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 21:41 IST
Teachers from across the state in a meeting with education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Wednesday. (HT File Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday asked Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema to “focus” on improving the infrastructure of schools and fill up vacant teaching posts rather than summoning the teachers and blaming them for poor results in state government schools.

Poor infrastructure of schools, lack of teachers are the reasons behind poor show by government school students in Punjab, AAP member of parliament (MP) Sadhu Singh and the party’s women wing chief Baljinder Kaur claimed.

Rather than summoning the teachers and seeking explanation, the minister should send them to educational institutions abroad to get advanced training about teaching, the leaders said.

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They said, “Punjab government must learn from Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government that has sent teachers of government schools abroad to learn new techniques in teaching.”

Singh advised Cheema to “remove the unnecessary burden” on government school teachers imposed by the state government.

“From enrolling new voters to making people aware about government schemes, teachers do all the work assigned unnecessarily to them. How can you expect better results when teachers don’t even get time to teach?” Kaur asked.

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