The state capital has 1,000 state schools and around 1,700 private schools. All government-run schools in Delhi are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as are most of the private schools in the state, the chief minister said
The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, announced on Saturday that the state capital will have its own school board, similar to other states. During a cabinet meeting, the AAP-led state government approved the constitution of the Delhi Board of School Education.
The state capital has 1,000 state schools and around 1,700 private schools. All government-run schools in Delhi are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as are most private schools in the state, the prime minister said on Saturday.
“20 to 25 state schools will be part of the new state education committee and will be removed from the CBSE in the coming school year,” said Kejriwal. The government will decide which schools will be brought under the new state board after discussing this with the principals of those schools.
“The focus will not be on learning by heart. It will be on understanding (of concepts) and personal development,” added Kejriwal. The Prime Minister of Delhi further stated that students will be assessed throughout the year. He added that the education system in Delhi would meet international standards.
In July 2020, the state government formed two committees to work on the program and to prepare a framework for the establishment of the state education committee and other reforms of the school curriculum.
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