Ever since the AAP has come to power in the national capital, a number of steps have been taken in the field of education. In a new initiative now, the government sent a number of teachers and principals to premier institutes such as IIMs and Harvard to understand the nuances of teaching and bring a difference to their schools.
The government is now striving to come up with a leadership programmed by setting up a Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in every zonal area. This decision has been inspired from a similar setup in the Finnish education system which is considered one of the very best in the world.
Manish Sisodia, the education minister of Delhi, was quoted as saying, "In the first year, our focus was on improving infrastructure in schools. Then our focus shifted to improving the quality of teachers training, where we sent principals and teachers to Harvard and Indian Institute of Management (IIM's). Now in the third year we will move from teaching to learning and work towards creative learning outcomes."
At present, there are about 17 Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas in the national capital and the government is planning to increase this number to 29. Admission to these high demand schools are through an entrance test. These schools run classes from 6th till 12th.
The minister also said, "We are also planning to build one 'school of excellence' in every zone, which would have an ambience and environment like the private schools. In the existing schools we have already been successful in building 8,000 new classrooms and we will add 8,000 more."