A one-of-a-kind exchange programme is launched by the Punjab Education Department for private and government schools in the state, wherein the students of private schools will visit government schools and government school students will visit the private schools.
This exchange programme, twinning of schools, is a move to make private and government school students learn jointly. As per the reports, ten students from Class VI, VII and VIII from each type of schools will share best practices of their schools, together have mid-meals and spend a full day in each other’s schools to learn about the academic atmosphere of another school.
A notification regarding this has been issued by the Director-General of School education Mohammad Tayyab and this programme will be implemented across the state. Reports confirm, “All private schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Punjab school education board (PSEB) will have to participate in ‘twinning of schools’ program.”
As per the statements by DGSE, “A sense of independence and understanding of each other will be developed. Besides this, it would help in recognizing gap and make efforts to bridge them.”