Punjab minister O P Soni today stressed on eliminating cheating and copying in schools "to bring reforms in the ailing education system" and said that school education along with health was the top priority of the Congress government in the state.
"To bring reforms in our ailing education system, the first step is to eliminate cheating and copying so that we may see the real picture of the situation," the state school education minister told a gathering here.
"The mentality to cheat has to be abandoned if we need to bring reforms in our education system, teachers have to teach and students have to learn and parents have to be cooperative," Soni said.
"Due to weakening education system, parents have resorted to sending their wards to private schools. However, still a large number of students are studying in public schools and the government has totally dedicated its resources to bring the public education system on par with the private education system," Soni said.
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