6.33 lakh primary students participate in "On line Quiz"
Mohali, August 20, 2020: About 6.33 lakh children studying in Government Primary Schools in Punjab have participated in the " On Line Quiz" organised recently by the Education Department. The " On Line Quiz" is a part of the unique first of its kind initiative by any state in the country to prepare the students well in advance for the " National Achievement Survey. The mega exercise is aimed at improving understanding level, learning outcome as well as honing up the reasoning ability of the primary school kids not only to prepare them for the ensuing National Achievement Survey but also for the various competitive examinations to tap various avenues in higher education and employment . The Secondary Department is also all set to organise such quizzes. Afterwards Mock Tests for the students from classes 1st to 12th would start in the next month.
It is worthwhile to mention that the Education Department, under the visionary stewardship of the Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla and the Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar, is all to make Punjab a leader in qualitative improvement in education.After successfully executing the " Mission Cent Percent" and " Each One, Bring One" drives to outsmart the private schools in the PSEB results as well as unprecedented increase in enrollment by the government schools, the education department has conceptualized " Punjab Achievement Survey", which would certainly go a long way in further strengthening the foundation of the qualitative improvement in school education, the drive currently underway in Punjab.
The PAS would be conducted in all the government and government aided schools of the state and the students from primary to XII classes would participate. It would be based on the parametres of National Achievement Survey and the learning outcome of the students would be assessed on the basis of Multiple Choice Questions( MCQs) as per the prescribed syllabus of different classes. The Question Banks to develop comprehensibility of the basic concepts of different subjects among the students is being prepared.
Besides, With a view to conducting the " Punjab Achievement Survey"meticulously, the Education Department has been organising a series of webinars to sensitise the District Education Officers, Deputy District Education Officers, Block Primary Education Officers, Parho Punjab , Parhao Punjab coordinators, Zila Sikhiya Sudhar Teams, Social Media Coordinators, school heads, CHTs, HTs and teachers.