Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday inaugurated the School of Eminence in Mohali and said it was a revolutionary step to ensure a golden future for the students.
Addressing a gathering at the launch event, Mann said that during the previous governments, Punjab was shown as the front-ranking state in education only on paper.
The Chief Minister said that these 117 schools to be established in 23 districts of the state are temples of quality education. He said that the purpose of establishing these schools is to test the dreams of talented students of government schools.
He added that these schools would enable students to compete with their convent-educated peers in various competitive examinations across the country.
These schools will be named after great martyrs and national leaders, the Chief Minister announced.
Further, the Chief Minister said that teachers will be the foot soldiers for educational reforms in the state. He said his government has decided to send 36 teachers from the state to Singapore to update their skills.