Punjab govt sends first batch of 36 school principals to Singapore for training

The Punjab administration, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, sent a batch of 36 government school principals to Singapore on Saturday for professional training, following the lead of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi.

The school principals set out on their journey this morning from Chandigarh’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Public Administration. The first group of 36 principals of public schools, according to officials, will receive professional training in Singapore.

A training seminar will be held from February 6 to February 10, and on February 11 the delegation will return to Punjab.

The AAP government in Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had made some major developments in the education sector in the national capital, transforming the government schools ever since coming to power.

The party has claimed that sending teachers abroad for training has contributed to the overall development of the education sector at UT. However, the Delhi Government is presently at loggerheads with the Lt Governor of Delhi, VK Saxena, over sending teachers abroad for training.

Kejriwal on Thursday addressed the press conference and questioned Delhi’s LG regarding the non-clearance of the Finland file so far with respect to the proposal to send teachers abroad for training.

“The Delhi government has already provided training to more than 1000 principals/teachers from abroad and further wants to continue it,” he added. Kejriwal reiterated that Delhi LG is now stopping the teachers of Delhi’s government schools.

“The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had ruled in July 2018 that no file will go to the L-G, but the Centre passed a law directing that they will; we have challenged this because it is unconstitutional. I hope that the L-G will allow teachers to go abroad until this decision is announced,” he added.


Source: ANI