NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Teacher’s day Delhi’s Education Minister announced that the city government plans to open 50 vocational schools in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). These 50 schools to be set up will impart education in various trades generating better employment opportunities for the students.
The announcement was made at a function at Talkatora Stadium where Delhi’s Education Minister Mr. Arvinder Singh Lovely was presenting the State Teachers’ Award-2007.
In his speech Mr. Lovely acknowledged the good work done by the teachers in improving the results of Government schools over the past few years, few years back the performance of government run schools in board exams conducted by CBSE was pathetic. He further that now he plans to introduce computer education in all the government run schools of the city and also to open at least one Pratibha Vikas School (a elite government school having the best of teachers and facilities) in every district of delhi.
Addressing the needs of the physically challenged students, he said that Government is soon going to open disabled-friendly schools in 11 districts. The syllabus for these schools would be prepared keeping in mind the requirements of such students and will also offer wheelchairs and other facilities. With Commonwealth Games 2010, on the horizon, the Government will also set up a sports school for training children for the mega event.
Concluding his speech, the Education Minister said the Government is also committed to protecting the interests of the teachers and plans to increase the number of awards in future so that more teachers could be honored for their outstanding services. The Delhi Government has also created 6,000 additional posts of teachers and recruitment for these posts will start soon.