Kejriwal, the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has announced several concessions for different sections of the society in view of the Punjab elections.
“Punjab’s education minister is saying that the schools in the state are the best in the country and the teachers are quite happy. Those who are happy with Punjab’s schools and the current education system can vote for Congress. Those who want a brilliant education system in Punjab. In Delhi, like in Delhi, we should vote,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
Singh had put out a series of tweets targeting Kejriwal, saying his information about the state was “hidden”.
He wrote on Twitter, “Arvind Kejriwal ji, there is already a revolution going on in Punjab in the field of education. That’s another thing you missed. This is understandable for a Delhiite whose interest in Punjab is only after elections. is around.” Hash tag #EducationRevolutionInPunjab.
“Punjab tops the country in the National Performance Grade Index (NPGI) in school education. Delhi ranks sixth. Punjab was above Delhi on all 5 parameters – in learning outcomes, access, infrastructure and facilities, equity and governance Survey,” Singh had tweeted.
Stating that the student-to-teacher ratio in government schools in Punjab is 24.5:1 as compared to 35:1 in Delhi, the state education minister had claimed that 15 per cent of government schools in the national capital have unfavorable student-to-student ratio. The teacher ratio in Punjab is less than four per cent.
“Please fill Delhi schools before worrying about Punjab. Since your information about the state is so little, I want to tell you that we are in the process of recruiting more than 20 thousand teachers by the end of December. This is in addition to 8886 which have already been regularised.
“Punjabis have full faith in our government school system. Enrollment in pre primary classes has increased from 1.93 lakhs to 3.3 lakhs in last 4 years. @ArvindKejriwal ji, you don’t need to worry about our transfer policy of teachers It has one of the best, most transparent transfer policies in India which are completely online. Teachers get stations of choice sitting at home and done (sic) once a year,” Singh had said.
Founded in 2012, the AAP had emerged as the main opposition in Punjab in the 2017 assembly elections, but party leaders admitted that they were hoping for a better election result.
Punjab assembly elections are due early next year.