Delhi’s Government schools are going to impart free education upto class 12, said Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who also holds education portfolio.
Presently, the govt schools in Delhi provide free education upto class 8 and students of class 9 to 12 pay a fee of Rs 20 per month.
Manish Sisodia, who chaired a meeting of the city’s education department, directed the Secretary Education to submit a proposal to scrap the school fee.
Sisodia informed about the decision through a tweet from his official social media handle.
In another tweet related to school education in Delhi, he said that four new government schools are likely to be ready by September 2018. In the tweet he also informed that on ground construction of four more schools and 12,700 classrooms is likely to be start by October 2018.
In another initiative to improve the quality of education in Delhi, the government schools will get around 9,000 guest teachers by mid-August to curb the shortage, said Sisodia.