Chandigarh: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Friday, said that the education department has changed timings of the Government, Aided and Private schools in the state which would take effect from February 22, 2021 onwards. Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that from Monday onwards, the timings of the Primary schools would be from 9 AM-3 PM while those of the Middle/High/Senior Secondary schools would be from 9 AM-3:20 PM.
The cabinet minister informed that the parents firmly supported the decisions of CM Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on reopening of schools and their government have also ensured the safety of the students during the pandemic by precisely following the safety measures. He added that it was the time for final revisions before the annual examinations and following the persistent demand of parents and teachers, the department has decided to change the school timings.
“Before the reopening of schools, the classes were being conducted online through various means which minimized the physical interaction between the teachers and students. Pre-board examinations are being held in the schools and special focus will be given on the students after the review of their performance. Now with the change in school timings, the students and teachers will get an extra hour for final revisions which will help them excel in exams,” Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said.