New Delhi: Delhi Education Board: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) the national capital will have its education board. The decision is another milestone in the educational reforms in Delhi since the Aam Aadmi Party came to power.
The Chief Minister said that the Delhi Cabinet has given its nod for the establishment of a new board of education.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 6, 2021
During a press conference, Kejriwal said that the new board will create a system that will be different from our current education system. Instead of rote memorization, the new board will emphasise understanding the subjects. Besides, children will not be evaluated in just a 3-hour test but there will be a continuous assessment throughout the year.
“20 to 25 schools from the academic year 2021-22 will come under the Delhi Board of School Education. However, the government hopes that all government and private schools in Delhi will be boarded in four to five years,” the Chief Minister said.
Kejriwal further said that while setting up the board, input from international institutions will be taken and the board will be formed based on this. He also clarified that the objective of this education board will be focused on personality development.
The schools were opened in Delhi for Class IX to XI from last month, while classes for students of 10th and 12th had already started. The Delhi government has already issued the SOP Guidelines, ordering the opening of the schools. Significantly, in March last year, schools and colleges were closed after the Covid-19 outbreak.