In a first-of-its-kind project, Punjab is all set to roll out a ‘lab on wheels’ programme for the students of 423 primary, 106 middle and 211 government schools in Nawanshahr. The programme will be launched next week.
In many government schools in Punjab, there is no proper infrastructure and labs. The moving bus will prove to be a blessing for the students and they will have an opportunity to learn outside the classes.
The Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shena Aggarwal said the bus would move on a rotational basis in the schools. “In case the schools are closed again due to Covid, the bus will be moved to the villages and the houses of the students and training will be continued,” she said.
The moving computer and science lab has been prepared at a cost of Rs 48 lakh and is well equipped with 12 computers, WiFi facility, LEDs, various science related instruments, microscopes, various models of physics, chemistry and biology giving out a detailed information of concepts such as DNA, heart, skeleton, laws of reflection of light, periodic table etc.
As part of the ‘lab on wheels’ programme, the aim is to draw the maximum number of students towards science, so that they enjoy the subject. The bus will cover all primary, middle and senior secondary schools in the district.
District Education Officer (Secondary) Jagjit Singh said a detailed monthly plan had been made and the bus would be stationed at a particular school according to the plan. Computer and science teachers would be deputed turn-wise.