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Punjab School Education Department launches Covid-19 awareness drive

July 7, 2020

The Punjab School Education Department has launched a campaign on Covid-19 awareness to put ‘fattis’ (wooden writing tablet) on vehicles. A spokesperson for the Education Department said under ‘Mission Fateh’, launched from Gurdaspur district, the department had decided to distribute splints for hanging them in cars and other vehicles. These ‘fattis’ would be distributed free of cost.

The spokesperson also said that teachers have already launched a pledge campaign to create awareness among people regarding Covid-19. Teachers and students of various schools have been also making posters and sketches to disseminate more information about the pandemic.

Meanwhile, private school managements in Punjab can breathe a sigh of relief as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana permitted them to collect tuition and admission fees.The HC bench led by Justice Nirmajlit Kaur ruled that private schools are entitled to collect tuition fee irrespective of whether they offered online classes during the lockdown period or not.

Jagdish Rai Sharma, founder president of Punjab Affiliated Recognised Schools Association (PARSA), is elated with the ruling. “Many parents believe private institutions extort money but they do not realise that we have actually improved the quality of education in the country. If they do not pay fees, we will be forced to shut our institutions,” he says.  

Source: The Tribune

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