Functions

The functions performed by the School Education Department are:
 

Legislation, policy formulation and planning

The following are the legislation, policy formulation and planning areas of the School Education Department:
  • Primary education
  • Elementary education
  • Secondary and Higher Secondary education
 

Maintaining standards of education

This maintenance includes:
  • Formulating the curricula and syllabi up to class XII.
  • Production and publication of text books for class I to XII.
 

Monitoring and evaluation system

This system includes:
  • Distribution of free textbooks
  • Development schemes
  • Presence of teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Updation of online-access information
  • Redressal of public complaints
 

Promotion of quality education

Quality education is ensured through:
  • Punjab education assessment system
  • Student assessment and terminal examination of Grade-V and VIII elementary education through Punjab Examination Commission.
  • Grant of scholarships
  • Production and distribution of educational and scientific films
 

Staff development

The functions of staff development are:
  • Pre-service and in-service teachers training
  • Continuous professional development (CPD)
 

Other functions

  • Regulatory policy concerning private sector schools
  • Children libraries and libraries affiliated with Children Library Complex
  • Promotion of sports in schools
  • Provision of compulsory and free education to all of age 5-16 years
  • The matters relating to the Punjab Daanish Schools and Centers of Excellence
  • To promote quality education through public-private partnership through Punjab Education Foundation
  • The matters relating the Punjab Teachers' Foundation
  • Budget, accounts and audit matters
  • Purchase of stores and capital goods for the department
  • Service matters except those entrusted to Services and General Administration Department