The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has commissioned science clubs in 100 schools each aiming to develop scientific temper among students. The clubs have been set up with the support of the Vigyan Prasar Network (VIPNET) under the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology.
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“The corporation has set up fully functional 100 science clubs in its 100 schools with an aim to develop scientific instinct in the students and provide them a platform to excel by creating useful scientific innovative instruments and machines competent enough to ensure a substantial positive change in the quality of life,” SDMC said in a statement.
In order to make the clubs centres of scientific constructive activities, the SDMC has also organized skilling orientation programmes and workshops for imparting a comprehensive training to its teachers, it said.
The selection of the teachers and the schools were made, keeping in view the interest and keenness in involving themselves in the scientific endeavor.
In other news, a contempt plea was filed in Delhi High Court yesterday by an NGO Social Jurist regarding the shortage of teachers. The plea seeked action against AAP government and the various municipal corporations in the city corporations for not complying with a court order to fill vacancies of over 26,000 teachers in their schools.
The petition said there are “as many as 26,031 (this does not include 9,000 posts created by Delhi government last year) vacant posts of teachers” in the schools run by the Delhi government and the three corporations.
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