Leading amongst states, Punjab has added another feather to its cap! It is emerged as the state providing the best infrastructure and facilities to primary and upper primary schools. Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur on Sunday said Punjab has surpassed Delhi, which has now shifted to second position as far as the infrastructure index is concerned. Educational Development Index supported these findings, prepared by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), established by the central government's human resource development ministry.
The infrastructure index of Punjab is 0.917 whereas for Delhi it is 0.909. NUEPA is a premier institution that deals with capacity building and research in planning and management of education not only in India but in also South Asia. The minster told that the survey revealed that Punjab schools have a strong workforce of 50,793 teachers and 5,332 head teachers. She added that in Punjab there are 894 girl students enrolled in schools for every 1000 boys.