Good teachers donít prefer village schools, says Badal
9 Dec 2013
BATHINDA: Thousands of teachers working in the government schools in the rural areas of the state may find it offensive, but Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal says that Ďgood teachersí do not prefer village schools.
He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a special school at Bathinda to impart free education with free hostel facility for meritorious students of the state government schools, who would achieve 80% or above marks in their Class 10.
Badal said the state government had planned to establish six such schools across the state. While addressing the gathering, Badal said, ďThese schools would have been established in villages. But good teachers do not prefer village schools for teaching. So we have opened this school in the city so that best of the teaching talent should be provided to the intelligent students to pursue their studies,Ē said Badal.
Five similar schools would be established at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and SAS Nagar (Mohali).
The school at Bathinda would cater to six districts of Bathinda, Mansa, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Faridkot.
Coming from a minority community, Badal said the communal violence Bill should not interfere with the rights of the state.
ďThere is nothing special in the central police. We also have the same police. At the end of the day, humans have to take decision on the ground. So the central government should not add any such provision to the communal violence Bill that interferes in the affairs of the state,Ē said Badal. HTC