Highlights of Delhi Budget pertaining to the education sector



Highlights of Delhi Budget pertaining to the education sector

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ENA) Deputy Chief Minister of AAP led Delhi government, Manish Sisodia presented Budget 2016-17 in the Assembly on Monday. Here are the highlights pertaining to the education sector:
  1. Government has a three-fold approach towards education: first, providing adequate facilities and infrastructure; second, ensuring adequate number of capable and dynamic teachers and finally, improving curriculum and teaching practices to ensure that the students are not merely excellent professionals, but become responsible citizens and good human beings.
  2. 8000 new class rooms are under construction which is equivalent to 200 new school buildings in single shift and 400 schools in double shift.
  3. Estate Manager in every government school has been appointed who would be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the school building and premises.
  4. Teachers and principals are to be imparted high quality training for their professional development and will be sent to some of the best universities in the world like Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford.For this, ₹ 102 crore has been earmarked in 2016-17 as against ₹ 9.4 crore in 2015-16.
  5. Government is initiating multiple schemes which include the opening of school playgrounds for sports organisations, preparing world-class football grounds and tennis courts in 55 schools so that every child have access to sports.
  6. Government is also in the process of starting a Sports School and a Sports University in Delhi.
  7. Vocational training has been initiated in 205 schools for students from Class 9 onwards.For this Vocational education will be provided in all schools for which ₹ 152 crore has been earmarked in the budget.
  8. Government is going to re-start the State Apprenticeship Scheme which had been shut down since 2006.
  9. To expand the opportunities of higher education, construction of new campuses of Ambedkar University of Delhi (AUD) will commence at Rohini and Dheerpur.
Source - ENA Bureau

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