Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday flagged off the first batch of 36 Government school Principals visiting Singapore for upgrading their professional knowledge and expertise in the field of education.
Interacting with the delegation here at MGSIPA, the Chief Minister gave a clarion call to the teachers for becoming the torchbearers of the Education revolution being witnessed in the state since last ten months.
He said that this first of its kind initiative by the state government is part of the State scheme for teachers’ foreign training cleared by Cabinet on Friday and aims at ensuring that the professional skills of the teaching fraternity is enhanced, so that they can deliver best education to the students.
Bhagwant Mann said that the sole aim of this step is to enable the students of the government schools to compete with their convent educated peers and excel in life.
The Chief Minister reiterated that teachers are the nation builders who can uplift the level of education, so the state government has decided to upgrade their teaching skills by ensuring quality training to them.
Bhagwant Mann said that as a part of this guarantee first batch of 36 Government School Principals are going to Singapore today I.e February 4 for professional training.He said that these Principals will be participating in a Professional Teacher Training seminar from February 6-10.The Chief Minister said that after the completion of training this first batch will return back on February 11.
Bhagwant Mann said that this training will further widen the horizon of the teachers by equipping them with state-of-the-art teaching practices, leadership skills, creation of teaching-learning materials and audio-visual technology to meet objectives of Education in the post-Pandemic world, Essentials of Strategic Management, Shaping School Culture, Building Teachers' Professional Capital, Curriculum Leadership, Mentoring, and Lesson Observation Skills, Innovation in Teaching and Learning and Effective Communication.
He envisioned that this path breaking initiative will prove to be a milestone for reforming education system in the state adding that with these efforts Punjab will soon become a front runner state in the field of education.