Delhi to Get Own School Education Board: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal announced that about 20 to 25 government schools in Delhi will be de-affiliated from the CBSE board to a new Delhi Board of School Education in the next academic year 2021-22. More than 1000 schools in Delhi are run by Delhi education. All the schools in Delhi are currently affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister presented the 2020 annual budget for Delhi last time. During the annual budget, Manish Sisodia announced that the government was allocating Rs. 62 crore to establish a separate state board of education. The Delhi CM, Kejriwal on Saturday announced that they would begin the process of acquiring the board of the ground in the next academic year. 

Delhi to Get Own School Education Board: CM Arvind Kejriwal

During a cabinet meeting in the state, the government approved the formation of the Delhi Board of School Education. There are 1000 government schools and 1700 private schools in the national capital of India. About 20 to 25 schools that will be affiliated with the state board will be decided soon after carrying out discussions with respective school principals, teachers, and parents. The new education board in Delhi will help students prepare for various entrance exams such as JEE and NEET for medical colleges.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has suggested that schools commence the new academic session in April 2021. The CM further said, ‘We will not move all the schools to this board at once. In this first year, 20-25 government schools will be brought under this board. Their affiliation to the CBSE will be removed and they will be affiliated to this board. WE will decide which schools these will be in consultations with their principals, teachers, and parents. And we believe that within four or five years, all private and government schools will voluntarily join this board.’

Kejriwal said that the three fundamental objectives of the board are to bring ‘good people’ and to prepare students not to be dependent on the job market for employment. The Government of Delhi has been focussing on the requirement for young people to initiate entrepreneurship for the past few years. He further stated that the Delhi board will have persistent assessments across the year, contrary to the final board exam. For more educational news such as the exams, results, etc., keep visiting this website frequently.

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