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
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).