Delhi government organized a mega parent teacher meeting which was attended by large number of parents. The main aim of the event was to enable the parents so that they can observe the system of schools and can identify the problems which their students face in day to day life at school. Several issues like poor maintenance of infrastructure and environment at the schools came into light.
What's bothering the students?
- The poorly maintained school premises and facilities such as classroom and toilets were identified, besides absence of potable water
- Lackadaisical attitudes of the school teachers and lack of orientation for higher learning levels in classes were also one of the factors that are demoralizing the students
- Around 16 lakh students studying across 1,011 schools in Delhi received less quality education
- Pathetic condition of school furniture.
Role of the state government
- After AAP came to power, the allocation of funds for education has been increased to 23 per cent from 13 per cent
- The students of higher classes pay Rs 10 per month
- In March, Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned that 8,000 new classrooms has been constructed across the state
- Over Rs 100 crore have been allocated to teachers training programme. Schools principals were sent to Cambridge and IIMs for training purpose and to be more innovative
- CCTV cameras are soon to be installed.
According to report," when examined the probable causes behind the poorly prevailing schools in Delhi, it was revealed that schools have poor management, lack of teachers, late-appointment of assistant teachers, poor infrastructure, and overcrowded classrooms as various reason that made Delhi's state-run schools insignificant."