Punjab constitutes ‘English Booster Clubs’ to accelerate school enrollment

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Punjab constitutes ‘English Booster Clubs’ to accelerate school enrollment

Friday, 23 October 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

Aiming to further accelerate the enrollment trend in State Government schools besides bringing qualitative improvement in the school education, Punjab Education Department has started the process of opening ‘English Booster Clubs’ (EBC).

As a result of the new initiatives, the enrollment during the current academic session 2020-21 has increased by more than 15 percent as compared to previous year.

The spokesperson said that the State Government’s new initiative is likely to increase the attraction towards government schools. “English is always a priority for parents when choosing a school for their children. Private schools have been preferred by the parents of the students especially in terms of English education and with the rise in the standard of English in government schools, people are now showing very much interest in government schools,” added the spokesperson.

Spokesperson added that the main objective of EBC is to improve the English communication skills of the students of Classes VI to XII in government schools. The project has been launched since October 12 and so far English Booster Clubs have been set up in about 7,000 schools.

In the first phase, three students from each section or class will be taken and motivated to create curiosity about English.

Spokesperson said that this would enhance the English speaking ability of the students and increase their knowledge of English language in all aspects. In addition, students of government schools will be able to compete with the students of private schools with English medium.

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