Like other states, Delhi will have its own school board, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced. The state government approved the formation of the Delhi School Education Council at a cabinet meeting.
The capital has 1,000 public schools and 1,700 private schools. All public schools and most private schools are affiliated with the CBSE, the chief minister said. Between 20 and 25 public schools will serve on the state’s new education committee over the next school year, and their affiliations with CBSE will be eliminated, he said. The schools that will report to the state council will be determined after discussion with school principals, teachers, and parents.
“The emphasis will not be on memorization. It will be on understanding (of concepts) and personal development,” he said, adding that students will be assessed throughout the year and that the system’s education will be based on international standards.
“We hope that all schools will volunteer to join this organization within four to five years,” Kejriwal said.
The Delhi government established two bodies last July to prepare the curriculum and framework for the formation of the National Board of Education and the curriculum reforms.
Unlike other states, Delhi does not have its own state education board. There are about 1,500,000 government school students in Delhi.
The CM said that initially, 20-25 Delhi government schools will become part of the Delhi Board of School Education in the upcoming academic session (2021-22).