Schools of Eminence Project


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    • Recently, the Punjab Chief Minister launched the Schools of Eminence.

    Key Points

    • About:
      • Under the project, 117 state-run schools in 23 districts will be upgraded with a special emphasis on classes 9 to 12. 
      • Besides career-related counseling, innovative teaching practices will be followed and guidance for professional exams will also be provided to students.
    • Aim:
      • Reimagining education in state-run schools, envisioning holistic development of students and preparing them to be responsible citizens. 
    • Based on Five pillars:
      • State-of-the-art infrastructure, 
      • Academics, 
      • Human resource management, 
      • Sports and co-curricular activities and 
      • Community engagement.
    • Funding:
      • The government has earmarked a budget of Rs 200 crore for the project.
    • Significance:
      • The project could be a “revolutionary” step in ensuring a golden future for the students.
      • Teachers as nation builders have to play a pivotal role in bringing qualitative change in the education sector. 
      • It is a giant leap towards making Punjab a real frontrunner in education.

    Source: IE