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Delhi education officials to sit in class to spot gaps in teaching

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Manish Sisodia

In a bid to address the issue of low pass percentages in Delhi Govt schools, officials from the Directorate of Education (DoE) will attend classes that recorded poor performances in order to assess gaps in teaching.

The unique idea was mooted during Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia’s interactions with the heads of 1,000-plus Delhi government schools in the capital.

Elaborating on the idea, Sanjay Goel,  Director of Education (Delhi Govt), said, “ In a coordination meeting, it was recommended that the district and zonal deputy directors of education attend those classes which have recorded poor performances in their jurisdiction on a priority basis, with an aim of identifying if the teaching there is poor or not up to standard. If a deficiency is found, they can recommend the hiring of additional resource persons using the School Management Committee (SMC) fund.

As per official sources, in the mid-term examinations held in September, thirty-two schools recorded zero pass percentage in classes IX-XII and only 30 per cent of students in class X and 50 per cent of students in class XII passed.

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