Summer camps for Class VI students of government schools and leadership training for their principals are some of the measures the Delhi government will focus this year in pursuit of its vision for education.
Stressing the government’s commitment to bring state-run schools on a par with private schools in the city, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Friday, “A lot of work has been done on infrastructure and quality at government schools. Still they are not on the priority list of parents. I want that to be the case and we all are working towards it.”
Describing school teachers the “pilots” of the education system, he said everybody else, including principals and education officials, were there to assist them in ensuring quality education. “The clearer the answers are in the mind of teachers, principals and education administrators about the need for education, how to impart it and what to provide as part of it, the more it will improve in Delhi,” said Sisodia, also the Delhi Education Minister, detailing work undertaken by the government in the last one year.
The goals for the 2016-17 academic session involve working on foundation skills for students from Class I to IX and improving subject knowledge for teachers from Class IX to XII. The government will hold summer camps for students to improve their learning levels.
The government will send 200 principals to Harvard and Cambridge, while 200 others will be sent to the different IIMs across the country.
All the principals will also undergo personalised leadership coaching for a year. Atishi Marlena, the adviser to the Deputy Chief Minister, said that educational innovations which were tried out at 54 government schools would now be replicated at 1,000 more schools.
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