The government schools in Patiala have launched another initiative to enhance enrollment drive in the district. The school heads and staff are going to people with confidence to make them aware about the general achievements of the government schools.
The achievement includes sprucing up infrastructural facilities, qualitative improvement in education, excellent results in Board Examinations, performance of government school students in various competitive examinations, cultural, sports and other co-curricular activities, the school heads are preparing attractive, colourful and eye catching "e-prospectus".
The teachers are highlighting the distinctive features of the government schools in order to to mobilise the masses to get their wards admitted in government schools.
“The e prospectus is an innovative idea to showcase the revolutionary changes during the past four years in general as well as distinctive features and achievements of the government schools in particular", said District Education Officer(SE), Harinder Kaur, while adding that the Smart look of the school Campuses adorned with educative BALA ( Building As Learning Aid) work, Smart Class rooms, equipped with LED Projectors to ensure optimum utilisation of e.content as well as latest digital applications, innovative teaching modules, techniques and activities, colourful furniture Smart Playgrounds, Well qualified staff, Well equipped Computer, Science, Language labs, Libraries, neat, clean and hygienic toilets are catching the attention of the people.
Besides, the concerted, consistent and dedicated efforts being put in by the school staff to provide quality education , taking extra classes and keeping in touch with the students, parents and different sections of the society through social media even during the turbulent period of pandemic COVID-19 has succeeded in bringing in positive change in public perception. Consequently, the government schools witnessed about 15 per cent increase in enrollment during the academic session 2020-21.
Tota Singh Chahal, Principal Govt Co-Education Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Pasi Raod, Patiala said that the school had prepared e prospectus and flexes to make the people aware about distinctive features of the school, including, optimum utilisation of digital applications, e content in smart classrooms as well as google classrooms, Atal Tinkering Lab to imbibe scientific attitude, e library, media studies, theatre and cultural activities, sports activities in as many as 36 games, NCC, NSS wings and IELTS classes available in the school.
"The government schools are aiming to mobilise people to ensure further increase in enrollment. The e.prospectus is being circulated among the target sections of the society by making use of the vast social media network being created by the education department. The schools have their own Face book pages and Whats App groups of students, parents, sarpanches, anganwadi workers, SMCs and other sections of the society”, said Sukhdarshan Singh Chahal, spokesperson, Education Department.
He added that e-prospectus is providing an opportunity to the parents to know about the government schools in their vicinity without spending a single penny. It would help in mobilising them to get their wards admitted in government schools to avail the benefits of infrastructural as well as quality education facilities and various student welfare schemes in government schools.