Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said the education model in Punjab had beaten much-hyped Delhi, Kerala and Gujarat models as was proven in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

CM Capt Amarinder Singh today congratulated the School Education Department for being accorded the No. 1 ranking, among all states/UTs. One of the major reasons for improvement in the results was transformation in the quality of education in government schools. Singla said the improved quality of education was visible from all aspects, including results, enrolments and rankings.

He said: “Most literate state Kerala, much-hyped Delhi model and Gujarat’s exemplary model of development failed to find a place in top three. Even Haryana secured 11th rank, which proves Punjab registered laudable growth.”

He said the grading index was released on the basis of 70 parameters, which shows Punjab grew in all aspects. He said teachers had worked hard. “Even amid pandemic, schoolteachers not only ensured the reach of quality education online, but also ensured delivery of books, uniform and mid-day-meals.” — TNS

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