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Delhi: Lack of space an issue in opening more Specialised Excellence schools, says Manish Sisodia

Currently, there are 46 schools of specialized excellence in the national capital.

Reported By: PTI New Delhi Published on: December 31, 2022 14:05 IST
Delhi Deputy CM says lack of space is a major issue in the
Image Source : FILE Delhi Deputy CM says lack of space is a major issue in the construction of schools in the national capital.

During his visit to one of the schools in Delhi, the Delhi government said that it wishes to expand the system of Specialised Excellence schools in all zones of the capital. Sisodia further said that however there was an issue with space which was hindering the construction of more such schools. Sisodia was interacting with students of DR B R Ambedkar School of Specialized Excellence at Surajmal vihar. Dr B R Ambedkar Schools of Specialised Excellence are choice-based schools for Classes 9 to 12 that allow students to specialise in their chosen fields of study. 

Schools of Specialised Excellence 

Currently, there are 46 schools of specialized excellence in the national capital. "Here, we have skill-based learning. We have collaborated with the IB board and This is the first of its kind initiative done by us. Learning is important. We have no pressure of studies here. Students are here to get exposure in all subjects," Sisodia said.

"We want these specialized schools in all zones but we are facing the problem of space," he added. The minister said that the government is collecting data on students to move forward with its plan to increase the number of specialized schools. "We have taken data from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and doing a mapping of how many students are from which zone. We have data that when students come to our schools in class 6. We have data on which schools’ students have their basics clear and which schools we should work from the scratch," he added.

Sisodia, who is also the education minister of the state, asked the students about their experience in the school. "We have the best choice of subjects here. This makes it different from other schools," said Rinky, a Class 9 student. Another student who was in a private school before joining the school of specialised excellence talked about the difference she felt in both schools.

"Here we are not marked on the basis of one exam. We are accessed throughout the year and we are getting exposure in all aspects," Arya, a Class 9 student, said.

Sisodia requested the parents to regularly attend the parent-teacher meetings to get the feedback of their wards. "I take your feedback as an opportunity to improve further. My request is that both parents should come and take the feedback from teachers and make this PTM successful," he said.

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