Edu dept proposes inter-schools partnership programmes

Education dept decided that pvt schools would conduct orientation programmes for the teachers of the govt schools.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 19, 2013 6:19 am

Proposing to start an ‘inter-school partnership’ programme,wherein private schools would help government schools in their upliftment,DPI(S) Kamlesh Kumar has said that the pre-primary and primary classes in the government schools require the most attention at this stage.

Holding a meeting in this regard on Monday,the education department decided that private schools would conduct orientation programmes for the teachers of the government schools so that an interactive platform can be built and teachers can share their study material and methodologies.

DPI(S) Kamlesh Kumar said,“We took this initiative so that government schools can stand up to the standards of private schools. The children of the government schools can do equally well and can compete with students of private school. The programme would give an opportunity to the teachers to learn new things too.

“The programme will include inter-school visits,language programme for students among other things. Saupin’s School,Sector 32 will be organising an orientation programme for the pre-primary teachers next week for four to five days.”

In the meeting held Monday at St Kabir Public School,Sector 26,seven private schools met with seven government schools of the city. Vivek High School of Sector 38,New Public School of Sector 18,St Kabir Public School,Delhi Public School of Sector 40,St Stephen’s School of Sector 45 and Saupin’s School of Sector 32 were among the private schools which attended the meeting,while Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sectors 19,33,16,GHSS-45,26,Dhanas and Mauli Jagran were the government schools.

According to the president of Independent School’s Association,H S Mamik,“The proposal of having a partnership programme will benefit the government schools,as we are ready to provide every facility they need from our side. The Education department has asked us to emphasise,specifically on the pre-primary and primary education,where the government school teachers need guidance.”

Administrator of St Kabir Public School,G S Bakshi said there are many things that the government schools have to work on,including the infrastructure,legal expertise etc and the private schools would assist them at every step.

“The government school teachers will be invited to the private schools to see for themselves the methods and way of teaching followed there,” Bakshi said.

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