Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday that more than 55,000 students of Delhi who failed the class X exams will be enrolled under the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
He further said that Delhi government will set up these new centers for the purpose of teaching the students.
He further said "There will be more centers for girls so they do not have to travel too far from home. There is no rule that a student who fails twice in Class X will not be given admission; most of them drop out. This is prevalent in both private and government schools".
The government said that NIOS was selected for the move in order to reduce the drop-out rates of the children from the schools as the curriculum in NIOS is relatively easier than those in the private and government schools.
The government also announced that they are going to expand their education loan scheme to the Delhi students which are currently studying outside the capital.
“Delhi students who later enroll in colleges and universities outside Delhi will also be eligible for the loan guarantee scheme and can take loans up to Rs 10 lakh,” Sisodia said.