35 schools set up as PSEB exam centres proposed as Covid quarantine centres in Ludhiana
Out of the 216 schools set up as examination centres for the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 board examinations in the district, 35 can be turned into quarantine centres, the district education department has conveyed to the education board.
The department sent a list of these schools to PSEB following the decision to conduct the board examinations after the lockdown is lifted. The board has also been told that though Ludhiana is a red zone, it has no containment zone.
MERITORIOUS SCHOOL HOSTELS ALREADY A QUARANTINE FACILITY
Girls’ as well as boys’ hostels of Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, that was also an examination centre for Class 12 board examinations, have already been turned into Covid-19 isolation centres to treat patients with mild symptoms.
On May 4, PSEB had asked the district education officers (DEO, secondary) of Punjab to send them information regarding the number of quarantine centres in their areas.
As per sources, the board will now have to set up new centres to accommodate over 6,150 students of Class 12 during the examinations proposed to be held in July. As the authorities have to follow the guidelines under national directives for Covid-19 management, the number of centres will have to be increased, ensuring optimum social distance between the candidates.
‘NEED TO COME UP WITH MORE CENTRES’
DEO (secondary) Swaranjit Kaur said, “We have sent the details to the board and informed them that our district is listed in the red zones and 35 schools have been proposed as quarantine centres. To maintain social distancing during the upcoming board examinations, the higher authorities will come up with more centres.”
Principal of Government Model Senior Secondary Smart School, Punjab Agricultural University, Sanjeev Thapar, said, “Officials of the district administration have inspected one building of our school and asked us to vacate the rooms.”
GOVT SCHOOLS PROPOSED AS QUARANTINE FACILITIES
GSSS (Girls), Samrala
GSSS, Samrala (2 blocks)
GSSS (Girls), Sahnewal
GSSS (Boys), Sowaddi Kalan
GSSS, Kila Raipur
Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Khanna
Himalaya Senior Secondary Public School, Khanna
DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Khanna
GSSS, Ghungrali Sikhan
Shaheed Sukhchaindeep Singh Senior Secondary School, Ghudani Kalan
GSSS, Jagraon Bridge
Shaheed Sipahi Surinder Singh GSSS, Malaudh
SSD GSSS, Macchiwara
BM GSSS, Raikot (2 centres)
GSSS, Lalton Kalan
Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School (Girls), Millerganj (2 centres)
Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School (Boys), Millerganj
GSSS (Boys), Jawahar Nahar
GSSS, Model Town
GSSS, Jaspal Bangar
Master Tara Singh Memorial Collegiate Senior Secondary Public School
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Sector 39
GMSSS, PAU (2 centres)