Captain Amarinder Singh, prime minister of Punjab has announced free education for girls in all Government institutions from nursery to PhD.
The Punjab Government has also proposed to start pre-primary classes (nursery and LKG) in government schools from the next academic session, provided free Wifi across 13000 primary schools, and 48 Government Colleges and introduce free textbooks for government schools students. The textbooks will be provided for free and will also be published online which would help students and parents alike to download them free of free.
The chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the government will give top priority to education.Despite limited resources, the C. Singh said that he plans on giving utmost importance to school education by increasing the budget for the education sector.
According to the census of India 2011, the literacy rate in Punjab is 75.84% which is better than the national average of 73.0%. The total number of literates in Punjab is 1,87,07,137. The male literacy rate is 80.44% and female literacy rate is 70.73%.
The chief minister C.Singh had kept up another poll promise by increasing reservation for women in local bodies to 50 percent from the existing 33 percent. All these schemes help the girls to get better lifestyles.