Although there is only one month until the first session of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 10 exam is held, students in a few public schools in Ludhiana have yet to receive the set. full of textbooks for session.
The PSEB, like the Central Council for Secondary Education, will lead the Class 10 councils in two sessions, the first in November and the second in March.
The education department, meanwhile, is busy preparing students for the National Survey of Achievement (NAS), which is conducted by the Union Ministry to determine the intellectual levels of students across the country. . Schools are ranked based on the results of this test.
The department recently sent NAS practice books to public schools in Ludhiana even as students wait for the NCERT books.
According to reports, students in class 10 in Ludhiana have not received textbooks for English literature, Punjabi (Vangi), drawing, painting and OHS.
The pupils of class 7 have not yet obtained the books of English grammar and geometric drawing. In class 8, the pupils wait for the Hindi, English grammar and science books while in class 9, the pupils did not receive the books of English mathematics and grammar.
The question was also raised by parents during the parent-teacher meeting on September 29 and 30.
Sunita Kumari, the mother of a grade 9 student at a public school in the district, said, “My child’s subject teacher asked me to buy the math book from a private bookstore. The teacher told me that since my child was previously studying at a private school, we (the parents) can at least afford his books. When I objected to this, she told me that the books would be available soon.
Meanwhile, the principal of a public high school said the department has extended the deadline for new admissions to September 30, and those who have recently enrolled are those who have no books.
“Most of the students have all the textbooks. Only a few new children admitted have not yet obtained the full set. They will have it soon, ”said the director.
Meanwhile, PSEB President Yograj Sharma claimed that more than two crore books were printed and sent to schools in March and that additional copies were also sent afterwards.
“We finished our work in March itself, but if the students have not yet received the books, the district education officials are responsible. Books are not lacking on our side. Nonetheless, I will check with Ludhiana’s education officials and do whatever is necessary, ”Sharma said.
Meanwhile, Charanjit Singh, Deputy District Education Officer (DEO), said, “Schools should let us know about any issues with books in good time. It is our duty to provide books for students, and parents should not ask for so many. We will send a directive to all principals to verify the requirement so that we can make arrangements, ”he said.