The state government will extend financial help to Class-12 students who score well in the All India Engineering Entrance Test (AIEEE) and All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) but are not able to take admission in engineering and medical colleges, education minister Daljit Singh Cheema said.
Cheema said this during a ceremony to honour science teachers and officials from the district for providing free coaching to Class-12 students of government schools. The minister honoured the district science supervisor, the district education officer, a principal and 14 lecturers for their initiative, at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden.
These students are studying at government schools and have attended free coaching for competitive exams. “No student should drop out of medical and engineering colleges for not having enough money to pay fee,” he said.
He informed that the state government is going to enhance facilities and infrastructure at government senior secondary schools for girls across Punjab.
He also announced funds from the minister’s quota to get a photocopying machine to provide free notes to these students.
District education officer (secondary) Harinderpal Singh, district science supervisor Baljinder Singh and Gurinderjit Kaur, principal, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden were honoured.
The lectureres who were honoured are Ramesh Kumar (Government Senior Secondary School Adarsh Nagar); Bhupinder Singh, (Government Senior Secondary School Ladowali Road); Rubinder Kaur (Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden); Nalini Sikka (Government Girls Senior Secondary School Bhogpur); Paramjeet Kaur (State School of Sports); Kanwaljeet Kaur (Government Senior Secondary School, Gakhal Dhaliwal); Kulwant Rai Puri (Government Senior Secondary School Ladowali Road); Lalit Kalia (Government Senior Secondary School, Samraye Jandiala), Sukhdev Lal (Government Senior Secondary School, Alawalpur), Harinder Kaur, Suman Sharma, Seema Chopra, Arwinder Kaur and Maninder Kaur.