Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has said to give another chance to over 55,000 students of the State who have failed their Class 10th board exam by getting them enrolled under the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
“There will be more centres for girls so they do not have to travel too far from home. There is no rule that a student who fails twice in Class X will not be given admission; most of them drop out. This is prevalent in both private and government schools,” Sisodia said.
According to the government, the easier curriculum of NIOS will help in fulfilling the objective of reducing the dropout rate. According to NIOS rules, a student needs to pass in three subjects out of the five they study.
Explaining about the State government’s expansion plans for its “Education Loan Guarantee Scheme” for Delhi students studying outside the capital, Sisodia said, “Delhi students who later enroll in colleges and universities outside Delhi will also be eligible for the loan guarantee scheme and can take loans up to Rs 10 lakh.”