DGSE asks govt schools to or­gan­ise quiz con­tests

Di­rec­tion seeks to im­prove the knowl­edge of stu­dents of Classes 6 to 8 through quiz con­tests in sub­jects like math­e­mat­ics, sci­ence, English and so­cial stud­ies

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LUD­HI­ANA: The di­rec­tor gen­eral school ed­u­ca­tion (DGSE)HAS asked the dis­trict ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers (DEO) (sec­ondary) to or­gan­ise quiz com­pe­ti­tions for the gov­ern­ment school stu­dents at dis­trictlevel on March 2.

The di­rec­tion seeks to im­prove the knowl­edge of stu­dents of Classes 6 to 8 through quiz con­tests in sub­jects like math­e­mat­ics, sci­ence, English and so­cial stud­ies.

Talk­ing to Hin­dus­tan Times, di­rec­tor gen­eral school ed­u­ca­tion (DGSE), Pun­jab, Ashok Singla, said, "We want to uplift the level of ed­u­ca­tion at up­per pri­mary level in sub­jects like Math­e­mat­ics, Sci­ence, English and So­cial Stud­ies so that stu- dents can par­tic­i­pate and show their tal­ent at dis­trict and state-level. Fur­ther, we will award the stu­dents also."

The heads of most of gov­ern­ment schools re­ceived the in­struc­tions Tues­day for or­gan­is­ing the quiz on March 2 from 10 am to 1 pm.

" We have re­ceived the in­struc­tions on Tues­day for or­gan­is­ing the quiz com­pe­ti­tion on March 2, which leavs

We want to uplift the level of ed­u­ca­tion at up­per pri­mary level, so that stu­dents can show their tal­ent at dis­trict and state lev­els

ASHOK SINGLA di­rec­tor gen­eral school edu

very lit­tle time with the stu­dents for prepa­ra­tion. More­over, the stu­dents have their bi-monthly ex­ams in next month," said prin­ci­pal of a gov­ern­ment school on codi­tion of anonymity.

At block-level, how­ever, the quiz com­pe­ti­tions had al­ready been con­ducted in Fe­bru­ary, and the win­ning teams would now par­tic­i­pate at the dis­trict-level com­pe­ti­tion, the

We got the in­struc­tions on Tues­day for or­gan­is­ing the quiz com­pe­ti­tion on March 2, which leaves very lit­tle time for the stu­dents to pre­pare

P R I N C I PA L , gov­ern­ment school, Lud­hi­ana

venues for which would be de­cided by the re­spec­tive DEOS (sec­ondary).

The DEOS will fur­ther in­form the school heads so that stu­dents can pre­pare them­selves for the quiz com­pe­ti­tion.

The ques­tions will come in ob­jec­tive for­mat from the course cov­ered till De­cem­ber 2011 in sub­jects like Math­e­mat­ics, Sci­ence, English and So­cial Stud­ies of Class 6, 7 and 8 and will carry two marks each. The stu­dents will get 20 sec­onds to an­swer a ques­tion.

The win­ning team will par­tic­i­pate at the state-level on March 9, which will be or­gan­ised un­der the su­per­vi­sion of state project di­rec­tor- cumDGSE Ashok Singla, whose of­fice will also pre­pare the ques­tions for the quiz. How­ever, the venue for the state- level quiz will be in­formed to the heads of schools by the DGSE.

At the dis­trict- level, the team bag­ging the first po­si­tion will get Rs1,200, sec­ond po­si­tion will get Rs 900 and the third will get Rs 600.

How­ever, at the state-level, the team win­ning the first prize will get Rs 5,100, sec­ond po­si­tion will get Rs 3,100 and the third po­si­tion will get Rs 2,100.

The DGSE of­fice has al­ready re­leased funds of Rs 2,000 to var­i­ous schools for con­duct­ing the quiz, the awards prizes for which will be given from the Sarva Shik­sha Ab­hiyan man­age­ment cost grant, which will be given to both DEOS (el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary).

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