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Delhi to soon have its new education board with separate grades for students

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Manish Sisodia

In an attempt to help students prepare for entrance examinations like JEE & NEET, Delhi will soon have its own education board which will not be a replica of CBSE but a next generation board for the students, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi, Manish Sisodia said.

The move was made with an aim to solve the current situation of students preparing for board examinations.

“This is an irony but I see it as a blessing that there is no education board in Delhi. We are preparing to give Delhi its own education board.”

“We thought about this in 2015 itself and even started working towards it. However, when we saw the condition of the buildings and got a sense of the scholastic environment in the classes, we realised that before introducing a new board, we had to first work on improving the infrastructure,” he added.

Considering the necessity of having a separate board for Delhi, the Delhi Government will rigourously work on the new initiative after keeping it aside for a while now.

Commenting on the move, Sisodia said, “The government is working on it. It is not going to be a replacement for CBSE but a next generation board.”

Depending on the subject that the students want to pursue, Sisodia plans to set the curriculum in such a pattern where there will be separate grades for students.

Explaining this further, Sisodia said, “If a child wants to become a journalist, he/she can take A grade language and maybe C grade of science so that if he has to cover science, he is well-versed with the basics.”

This new move has been mentioned in a book launched by Sisodia, titled ‘Shiksha’, which portrays the journey from his tenure as Delhi’s Education Minister.

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