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

Other functions performed by the department apart from aforementioned are as follows:

  • 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