Delhi's own school education board registered, notification detailing modalities soon
(Sourced from PTI)
Delhi School Education Board (DBSE) has been registered and an official notification detailing its modalities is expected soon, according to officials at the Directorate of Education (DoE). The DBSE, which was approved by the Cabinet on March 6, was officially registered on Tuesday and is expected to bring a most-awaited reform in the school assessment system.
"To start with, 20 to 25 Delhi government schools will be affiliated to DBSE for the 2021-22 academic session. Consultations are on with principals, teachers, and parents to decide upon which schools will be affiliated in the first phase," a senior DoE official said.
The modalities are being worked out and a notification detailing everything is expected soon. The board will have a governing body chaired by the Education Minister. It will also have an executive body for day-to-day functioning and will be headed by a CEO. "Both bodies will have experts from industries, the education sector, principals of government and private schools, and bureaucrats," the official said.
There are about 1,000 government and 1,700 private schools in Delhi, nearly all of which are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In July last year, the Delhi government had constituted two committees to prepare the scheme and framework for the formation of the state education board and for curriculum reforms.
Announcing the cabinet approval, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "The present education system focuses only on learning by rote that needs to be changed." High-end techniques will be used to teach students of the new education board. All schools in Delhi will not be brought under the new education board in one go and private schools will have an option to choose.
The Delhi government has brought several changes to the city's education policy. Last year, 25% of the budget was allotted to the city's education. Infrastructure has improved and teachers are being sent to other countries for training. "We reduced the power held by the DoE and transferred it into the hands of the school principal," Kejriwal had previously said in a press conference.