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Delhi Govt mulling to boost teacher training programme

Delhi Govt mulling to boost teacher training programme

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is planning to boost up the teacher training program as it has received a good response after various training programmes. From now, the head of the schools can also take individual initiatives to train teachers for that particular school and subject. "The government has received an overwhelming response from various teacher training initiatives and we would try to boost such initiatives," said an official.

The teacher training programs are one of the steps the education department took as a reform in the education system. Delhi government will develop international level teachers' training methods with the help of other countries and they will learn the happiness curriculum from Delhi, asserted Education Minister Manish Sisodia earlier in a meeting.

"Teacher training is one such aspect that is crucial to improve and maintain the quality of our education system, especially the government school system. Technology in education is another area which we need to focus on and internalize," said Sisodia.

In its 2017-18 budget, the Delhi government had allocated Rs 11,300 crore, almost a quarter of its budget, to the education sector alone, to build 10,000 new classrooms and 400 new libraries among other things. Educationists lauded the newfound emphasis on education, especially public education.

However, some also expressed concerns over a few of the government programmes. Recently, six teachers from Delhi government schools were awarded the Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, to travel to the United States and attend special programmes at various universities. They are the only Indian teachers selected for the programme.

Sisodia, who also serves as the Delhi Education minister, had said, "It is a proud moment for Delhi, since this is the first time that all teachers chosen from India are from Delhi government schools.

"I have always believed that Delhi's teachers are very talented. It is heartening to see them receive international recognition for their service to Delhi's children."

Sayantan Ghosh

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