PTMs held at Delhi govt schools for classes IX to XII
NEW DELHI: Delhi government schools on Saturday held parent-teacher meetings (PTM) for children between Classes 9 to 12. The government had invited parents to meet their children's teachers, ahead of the Board examination for Classes 10 and 12 and the year end exams for Classes 9 and 10.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, visited the meetings at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in West Vinod Nagar, Government Co-Ed Seondary School and Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in IP Extension, as well as Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalayas in Gazipur, Anand Vihar, Trilokpuri Block 27, Trilokpuri Block 20 and Kalyanpuri.
"The key to better academic performance lies in effective parent-teacher partnership. After our government initiated the first Mega PTM two years ago, PTMs have become a part of the government school experience."
"Today's PTM was specifically aimed at parents of children in higher classes, so that parents could be encouraged to work with their children on exam preparation, in a sensitive manner. I am happy to see that PTMs have become part of the culture in our schools," he said.
"The Board examination is a crucial milestone for children in the current system, and it is important for parents to be involved in the academic progress of their children," added Sisodia
"Teachers took parents and children through evaluated answer papers from the Pre-Board examination. Parents were explained the strengths and weaknesses of their children and suggested home exercises that parents and children can do together to prepare for the Board exams," said a senior education officer.
Regular PTMs in Delhi government schools have led to increased parental attention to children at home and a corresponding improvement in academic performance.