Due to covid-I9 the Punjab Government has extended date of registration for admission in meritorious schools upto August 14, 2021 to facilitate the students to avail this opportunity for admission to 1lth and 12th classes.According the spokesman of Punjab school education department, the Society for Quality Education for poor and meritorious students Punjab runs ten residential Meritorious Schools in the state which impart free education to poor and meritorious students. These schools are situated at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Mohali, Gurdaspur and Talwara.
Meritorious School Talwara runs classes from 9th to l2th while all other schools have classes l lth and 12th with science and commerce streams. These schools have all the required facilities like science labs, residential staff quarters, separate hostel for girls and boys, spacious playground with facility for different type of games, well equipped mess, smart classrooms and well stocked libraries, etc. with an aim for overall development of the students and to prepare them for better future.
These schools provide free books, uniform, boarding and lodging facilities to the students. The entrance examination fee of competitive exams is also being paid by the Society. Proper security is deployed in the campus of the schools for providing safe and secure environment to schools and staff. Apart from regular studies, these schools prepare the students for competitive tests like JEE, NEET, GLAT etc. through good coaching. Now these schools have been providing the training to those students who aspire to join NDA.