The Delhi Government is soon going to launch a course on “Spoken English” for students studying in government schools from June onwards.
Considering the initiative as an important one, official said that the step will enable the government schools to be high-quality alternative to expensive private schools.
The programme will be organised in collaboration with the British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London, stated a notification released in this regard by the Directorate of Education, NCR, Delhi,
“The course will be conducted from June 2018 in selected schools by teachers from British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London,” said the notification.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted that the last date for enrolment to the course is May 23,.
The course is open for full-time regular students who have taken part in Class 10 board exams and have passed the pre-board exams in three subjects with English as a subject.
Expressing his happiness over the decision, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Government school students mostly come from economically poor backgrounds. When I meet them, this was their biggest demand – Sir, ‘hame English bolna sikhwa dijiye.’ (Sir, help us to learn spoken English). I am so happy this course is now starting for government school students.”