NOIDA- On Monday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal laid the foundation stone in more than 200 government schools in Delhi to construct 11,000 new classrooms. In the time span of 2015-2018, 8,000 new classrooms were built in the first phase of construction. The construction of 11,000 classrooms is announced under the second phase of infrastructural expansion.
According to Kejriwal, building new classrooms under infrastructural expansion plan is not an achievement. But instilling the Delhi school teachers with immense confidence by exposing the pedagogy system of international institutions like Oxford, Harvard, and Cambridge is a matter of pride.
He mentioned it’s hard to believe that 300-350 students from Delhi government schools made it to IITs last year. I am an IIT alumnus and it takes sheer hard work to be an IITian.
Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in New Friends Colony witnessed the foundation laying ceremony.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Delhi Government has been focusing on education in Delhi and 25 new schools have already built. The construction of 31 new schools is in full swing. Moreover, the blueprints of 78 new schools have been prepared.
“We are not in an illusion that building just the new schools completes the work on education. Nowadays, Delhi Government schools are better in performance than private schools in terms of selection of the students in competitive exams. Once the number of selection is competitive exams from government schools was 40-50 which is now touching 250,”, he added.
Mr Sisodia also mentioned that the level of education in India is in a bad state owing to the negligence of education in the political agendas. Political discourse in India should include education to uplift the level of education in India.