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Take steps to revive education system in Punjab: AAP

The AAP on Thursday accused the previous SAD-BJP and Congress governments of “turning a blind eye” to the government school education in Punjab and sought action against those responsible for it.

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2017 20:42 IST
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Aam Aadmi Party Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich
Aam Aadmi Party Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich(HT File Photo)

The AAP on Thursday accused the previous SAD-BJP and Congress governments of “turning a blind eye” to the government school education in Punjab and sought action against those responsible for it.

None of the governments in the past ever took initiatives to revive the education system and make it as good as the private education system, claimed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Reacting sharply to the report of comptroller and auditor general (CAG), AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich said the report shows that 1,170 government schools in the state are run by just one teacher.

“It is the mockery of education system in the state and poor and underprivileged people are deprived of their right to education,” he said.

He said the government must take strict action against those responsible for ruining the generation by not giving them chance to get good education.

He claimed that the Rs 1,362 crore fund received under Sarv Shiksha Abhayan was not released by the previous Badal government.

CAG also raised finger on embezzlement in the fund released for purchasing school books and uniforms of students, he said, and demanded that a case must be registered against those responsible.

The AAP convener said chief minister Amarinder Singh should revive the education system in the state like it was done in Delhi by the Arvind Kejriwal government.

He also demanded an increase in the education budget of the state.