New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday announced expansion and improvement of infrastructure of government educational institutions with more teachers along with formation of a committee to regulate private schools admission and fees.
Addressing a gathering at 'Janta ki Cabinet, Janta ke Beech' on completion of 100 days of Delhi government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that "during this budget we will formulate a policy for private schools admission and fee. There were flaws and loopholes in law to regulate and control fees and admission of private schools.
"We will amend the law and give power to our officers. We will also form a committee to regulate private schools soon. This will happen soon and the public will not have to face problem due to it," said Sisodia.
He admitted that that there is a shortage of teachers in government schools at present.
"In one year, we will give 20,000 teachers to the government schools. Even guest teachers will be permanent after taking their examination. Those of you not found fit will not be made permanent," Sisodia said.
He further said that government is mapping each government schools and identifying problem areas in terms of infrastructure. "We have started working on each school after doing mapping. I assure you that when schools reopen in July, they will find substantial change in their school building," he said.
Claiming that government is moving towards AAP party's poll promise of opening 500 schools in Delhi Sisodia said, "we will open 100 model schools which will also have auditorium, lab and other modern facilities. We have started construction of 45 schools across Delhi and also planning to run double-shift in 75 schools. We have also identified land for 60-70 schools."
The Education Minister also announced that government is installing CCTV cameras in each school and classroom.
Talking about higher education, Sisodia said, "Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT) is a premium engineering institute and we have decided to make it a university. At present, 4,000 students study here and soon it will be made available for 12,000 students. We will open a vocational and sports university."
Government is also planning to roll out a scheme for educational loans. Sisodia said that government is also working to ensure healthy and nutritious food to school students through mid-day meals.