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36 Punjab govt school principals to visit Singapore for training

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that this first batch of principals will participate in a professional teacher training seminar from 6 February to 10 February.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced the first batch of 36 principals of state government-run schools will visit Singapore for sharpening their professional skills.

The CM, during an online interaction with the people, recalled that in the run-up to the Punjab Assembly polls, they (Aam Aadmi Party) had given guarantees to people that the education system will be completely transformed in the state. Since the teachers are the nation builders, he said it was guaranteed that their teaching skills would be upgraded by ensuring quality training to them.

Mann said as part of this guarantee, the first batch of 36 government school principals will be going to Singapore on 4 February for professional training. These principals will be participating in a professional teacher training seminar from 6 February to 10 February. The batch will return on 11 February after the completion of the seminar.

Mann said lakhs of students from across the state will benefit from this revolutionary step with additional expertise from Singapore. These principals will upgrade the level of education being imparted in the state.

He said after their return from Singapore, the principals will share their experience with their colleagues and students. It will help in further upscaling the expertise and professional ability of the teachers to impart quality education to students.

Mann hoped that this would prove a milestone for reforming the education system in the state adding that with these efforts Punjab will soon become a front runner state in the field of education.