During an Award Ceremony function for Delhi Government School Teachers on the occasion of Teacher’s Day while addressing the gathering, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Commercialisation is the biggest drawback of any education system and it is it is one such sector which should never be transformed into business as it gives stage for some sporadic practices.
He was of the view, “There are sure pointers in the general public which tell that commercialisation is inching in the training framework. It is greatest disadvantage for any instruction framework. Training is one such area which ought not be transformed into a business as ..”
He said that on a regular basis his government receives complaints from the parents regarding the hike in the tuition fees charged by the private schools, interest for gifts for affirmations, carelessness and anomalies in the admission procedure of nursery class. While on one hand the government is taking the best measures to improve the standard of education in public schools on the other hand government is looking for proposals about how these things can be tackled and the profit motive can be kept away from the education sector. However, it has been reported that Delhi govt will interrogate schools on fee structure, admissions and qualification of teachers along with issues such as their assets.
Further he added, “”Our biggest focus is on human resource development, roads can be built later. While allocation of a major share of the budget to education sector wasn’t much of a challenge for the government, its implementation is.”
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who was also present at the award Distribution Ceremony said that the Delhi Government is very now and then planning to launch new initiatives to bring about a change in the already existing education system so that education is not considered merely as a source for collecting the degrees but dignity too. The government has also indicated that New Education Policy will be framed by the end of this year. Union Minister Smriti Irani has invited suggestions from CBSE school teachers and students to improvise and upgrade the policy.
While discussing about the big reforms in the education sector, he said “25 percent budget has been allocated towards the development of the education. They have planned to convert 54 government aided schools into pilot schools where the atmosphere is more lively and appropriate for learning. To make it a success certain experiments are being conducted for the same.
Further clarifying this issue he said, “But these are just indicators and not achievements… there are challenges but are being worked out.” “We are also coordinating with CBSE to see how a similar reduction can be worked out in syllabus for classes 9 to 12,” Sisodia said.
Delhi Government has also made an announcement in the favour of students that syllabus upto Class 8 should be reduced upto 25 percent from October onwards so that more and more skill based courses are taught along with extra-curricular activities.