Chandigarh: With a view to impart quality
education to students, the Punjab government has sanctioned Rs
23.73 crore for setting up 21 model schools in the state.
The schools will be set up on the pattern of Kendriya
Vidyalayas in 21 educationally-backward blocks spread across
seven districts of Bathinda, Ferozepur, Muktsar, Tarn Taran,
Sangrur, Patiala and Mansa, an official release said.
The state Education Department has declared the current
academic year 2009-10 as a "qualitative year" to bring out
revolutionary educational reforms and the initiatives are part
of efforts towards this end.
The institutions would have infrastructure and other
facilities of the standards of Kendriya Vidyalayas. "The
pupil-teacher ratio and curriculum would also match the
standards of the Central Schools," the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Central government has approved the
state`s proposal for setting up 21 girls hostels in these
blocks. "The Centre will give Rs 21 lakh to set up each hostel
and will share the costs with the state government in the
ratio of 90:10," it said.