The municipal Corporation has planned to provide extra coaching classes, computer education and street plays to put a constraint on the high dropout rates in the schools of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), reports HT. The civic body will provide coaching classes to weak students, laying more emphasis on computer education, and conducting street plays- a medium to teach the students importance of education.
From the last five years, the number of enrolment has only worsen in all the three corporations. Since 2012, there has been 10-20% fall in number of students studying in corporate schools. However, a good number of students has also been admitted in private schools due to the quota of economically weaker sections.
Now, the corporate body has decided to put over 1500 cameras in 518 schools in one month’s period.
“The students of Class 3, 4 and 5 who are weak in studies will be offered coaching classes after school hours,” said SDMC mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation will seek help from NGOs and Corporate Houses for all the financial queries, as the former is leaving no stones unturned to educate weaker students.
“We have already roped in some NGOs and corporate houses which will help us financially. A deal has been finalised to get grants for five schools in Central Zone and one in Dwarka,” she said.
“Believe In Yourself”, a street play group, will be helping the students to educate the importance of education through their various amazing plays.
“The plan is to give extra classes to students of Class 3 to 5. We are yet to decide whether we will take the help of in-house teachers, hire extra teachers or NGOs that work in this direction.” said a senior official of SDMC.