Ministers honour 33 meritorious students

Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema and Higher Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra today honoured 33 students of the district who made it to the merit list of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII results that were announced recently.

Both ministers first attended a function at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, here, whose nine students had made it to the merit list. Later, both minister visited Government Multipurpose Girls Senior Secondary School, Model Town, where they honoured 7 girls of the school as well as 17 others who made it to the merit list of the results.

Later, Cheema visited Meritorious School near Punjab University to honour topper students. There he honoured 38 students who got more than 90 per cent marks in Class XII results.

As many as 33 students of the district had made it to the merit list, out of which 23 students were from government schools.

Speaking at different functions, Cheema said this was the first time that students from government schools had performed far better than their counterparts in private schools.

He also announced that government schools performing better would get maximum facilities from the government. Students who work hard as per the advice of their parents and teachers were always successful in life.

He said: “Sometimes our laziness contributes to our failures. But those who continue with their hard work always come out with flying colours”. He congratulated the staff of the schools for achieving the fete.

Cheema announced to build new rooms at government school, Civil Lines, as per the requirement. At multipurpose school, he inaugurated newly-built rooms under the RMSA scheme.

Boys performed bhangra in at the Civil Lines school, whereas girls performed bhangra at the multipurpose school in Model Town.

District Education Officer Harinder Kaur said 10,418 students had appeared for Class XII examinations in the district. Of these, 9,674 cleared the exams.

She said 1,262 students scored more than 80 per cent marks, whereas 2,719 got over 70 per cent and 2,976 secured over 60 per cent marks.