June 17, 2011 12:41:30 am
The new Education Policy will watch the interests of students,teachers and take care of the entire education sector in Punjab,the Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan said here on Thursday.
Chairing the first meeting of a special panel formed to frame a new Education Policy at Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) headquarters in Phase VIII here,Sekhwan said the needs of the state were different from those watched in the National Education Policy and there was a dire need to inculcate working culture right from the school level.
Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor Dr SP Singh,who heads the panel,said the responsibility and accountability of the subject experts should be fixed in the new policy.
PSEB Chairman Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon opined that every state needs to set up its own standards in education as those fixed at the national-level could not be replicated as it is in the states. Without checking the menace of copying,the education system in Punjab could not be improved, said Dr Dhillon.
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Several other educationalists and members of the panel also expressed their views at the meeting.
The three-member panel will submit the draft to Education Minister for its formal approval from the Cabinet.
Minister also declared that the present syllabus of the school education in the state will also be changed from the next academic session. For this purpose,a panel,headed by PSEB Chairman Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon,has been constituted to submit its report within 6 months. New syllabus will be aimed at all-round development of the students and groom them to compete at the highest level, he said.
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