Principals of Delhi government schools were a lot like their students on Saturday. Many were seen vying for the microphone to present their problems and viewpoints to Education minister Manish Sisodia and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Several teachers could even be heard talking while one of the principals was elaborating on the spiritual aspect of teaching.
Sisodia could not resist a joke on this. “Now we know where students learn the art of talking from,” he said.
In another instance, a principal said it should be made mandatory for all principals to admit their children in their own schools.
Before he could finish speaking, other principals started murmuring in dissent. However, Kejriwal said this rule cannot be imposed.
A principal from a government school in Dwarka said there are teachers in his school who flaunt their political connections and this needs to be dealt with. Much to the amusement of the crowd Sisodia recommended that the principal should tell those teachers that he knows the Chief Minister and the Deputy CM.
Sisodia said the interaction would lead to the inclusiveness of principals. “We will give all facilities to schools but the principals need to deliver within a year. This will be their responsibility,” he said.
Meanwhile, it was announced that a contract has been given to TCIS to set up computer labs in each school. This will be completed in two months, an official said.
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