Punjab government will spend Rs 8 crore to impart free quality education to the brilliant poor students of the state in the coming financial year.
Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka said that the SAD-BJP government of the state was committed to provide quality education to the poor and weaker sections of the society and the government has decided that students studying in government school securing 80% or more marks in matriculation examination would be given an annual assistance of Rs. 30000 for their two year senior secondary education (11th and 12th class).
Maluka further stated that besides this, state government will provide free education girls students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society upto class 12th in government schools.
He also asked Director General School Education Kahan Singh Pannu to direct all the DEOs and school Principals in the state to prepare the list of all the eligible beneficiaries under this scheme.
“All vacant posts of teachers in the government schools would be filled within a year and efforts would be made to upgrade the basic infrastructure of the school buildings across the state,” he added.