CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 29:On the directions of Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister Punjab, Special teams of the Education Department conducted surprise checks in 721 Schools of the State with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. T1hree Circles namely Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha (Patiala) were visited by the special teams at the same time.
Divulging the details a spokesperson of the department said that during the special checking total 55 teachers were found absent while 68 teachers were late whereas 22 teachers were found long time absentees. He said that immediately after opening the schools special teams visited 255 schools of Faridkot Circle, 267 schools of Nabha (Patiala) and 199 schools of Jalandhar Circle.
He further said that 41 teachers were found absent in Jalandhar Circle and 53 were late comers while 8 found long time absentee. Similarly during the check of 267 schools in Nabha (Circle) 6 teachers were found absent, 7 were late comers and 6 teachers were long time absentees. In Faridkot Circle 8 teachers were absent, 8 were late comers and 8 long time absentee.
The Spokesman said that to maintain discipline and punctuality in the Government Schools special and surprise checking would continue in future also. The Minister also directed to the senior officers that 100 percent attendance of the teachers would be ensured.