Recruitment to start for residential schools
As part of the chief minister’s ambitious plan to start residential schools for poor and meritorious students, the project is on the verge of completion with the first academic session starting from July 1.
District education officer Kuldeep Sharma said they were looking for teachers who specialised in their subjects.
“The department will engage best teachers for preparing meritorious students for further studies to ensure their development.”
As many as 400 teachers have applied for the posts. The entrance exams are on June 8,15,21 and 22.
According to the project, poor and bright students securing 80% and above marks in matriculation will be given free education in class 11 and 12.with preference to the financially weak.
An average of 1000 students, 600 girls and 400 boys, would be admitted to six such residential schools in Jalandhar, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali and Amritsar.
Admissions started on Friday with the last date being July 21.
Students willing to take admission can log on to the website of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan www.ssapunjab.org or contact the Management Informatics System (MIS) coordinator.