Punjab Government instructs not to deny admission to students in government schools under any situation


Chandigarh, September 24 (Punjab Mail)- The Punjab Government has issued instructions to the authorities not to deny admission to students in government schools under any situation. So far this year, the enrollment in government schools has increased by 15.61 per cent (3,44,986 students) and this is the highest increase in a single year till date.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Punjab School Education Department said that some complaints have received from the parents of the children that their wards have been denied admission in pretext of high enrollment and lack of infrastructure. In this context the Secretary School Education Mr. Krishan Kumar directed all the DEOs (secondary and elementary) of the state to give admission to the aspirants in the government schools in any case. He also directed to make appropriate arrangements at the local level in the matter of lack of infrastructure. Schools have also been asked to send proposals to start double shifts where the strength of students is very high.

Earlier, the education department had also directed the school heads not to force the students for transfer certificates in connection with their admission in government schools and asked the school heads to admit such students at their own level. At the same time the school principals have been directed to get a written request from the parents of the students who do not have the transfer certificate.