‘Delhi’s education system needs to be overhauled’

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Manish SisodiaThe education system in the national capital is all set to be overhauled, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia recently said at the inauguration of a conference on ‘Innovation to make cities financially sustainable’, organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said the ‘entire concept’ of education system in Delhi needs to be changed as it gives least importance to teachers. “Teachers play a primary role in the field of education, yet in our present system, they are least significant. In our system, education is imparted in a very unscientific manner and we are working towards changing it.” He further added: “We are working towards promoting the role of a teacher as the pilot of the education system and everybody else, including the education minister, will act as a support staff,” Sisodia added. “We need well-trained teachers in our schools.” Furthermore, the deputy chief minister criticised private schools for being ‘profit-making institutions’, and expressed his dissatisfaction with government schools due to their poor standards.

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