New Delhi: Advocating to give a face-lift to Delhi’s education system, the state government on Saturday said it will form its own education board on the lines of CBSE and NCERT. The government said it will also come out with new syllabus and amend the existing education laws.
In a first-of-its kind interaction under one roof, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday met principals of all the government schools at Tyagraj Stadium. The announcement came during the interactive session.
Sisodia said: “Education system in Delhi is working on an Act made in 1973, which has become old. The world has moved on but we are still following old law. We will have to rewrite it according to modern vision and modern education system.”
Seeking suggestions from the principals to amend the law, Sisodia also said that there is an urgent need to form an education board. “I am not saying that CBSE or NCERT is wrong but we will make our own board as per the needs and demands of Delhi,” he said.
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During the interaction session, Kejriwal said education is on the priority list of his government. He said that the target is to make Delhi government schools better than private schools in five years. To fulfil one of their pre-poll promises, Kejriwal announced to open 45 new model schools in a year.
“We will open 45 new schools in a year and they will be at par with private schools. In addition, the existing schools will be updated according to the parameters of model school,” Kejriwal said.
Highlighting the plight of government schools in the city, Kejriwal said that the existing infrastructure in schools needs to be upgraded.
“If there are 100 students in one class, then how can a teacher manage to teach them? The government has done mapping of all the government schools and made a list of their infrastructural need. We have sent a proposal to PWD asking them to make enough classrooms so that there are not more than 40 students in a class.
In the next-one-and-a-half years, the infrastructure of the schools will be improved,” Kejriwal said.
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