The Punjab government will create a recruitment board to fill the posts of teacher and lecturer in schools and colleges.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka, at a press conference here at Co-operative Bank, shared the plan with the media, and said the government would also participate in the improvement of private schools.
"Private schools in the state are short of qualified teachers and good buildings," he said. "In most private schools, teachers are only matriculates, while they should have at least the B.Ed degree." The minister himself is matriculate.
The government would help lay the basic infrastructure of building, water, and electricity in private schools, and also allocate money for the similar upgrade of government schools, said the minister.
Replying to a query over some government teachers protesting against private schools, Maluka said the agitators had put their children in private schools. The minister assured teachers of 100% regularisation of service.