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Wake-up call for schools

The Delhi government will soon start grading its schools on the basis of infrastructure and quality of education.

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2009 00:15 IST
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The Delhi government will soon start grading its schools on the basis of infrastructure and quality of education.

"An A-grade government-run school will boast of all the facilities a private school may have,” she said. Dikshit was speaking at the valedictory address following the conclusion of the two-day annual conference on the ‘Revitalization of School Education,’ organised by the National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC), a group of 100 top schools in Delhi.

Moreover, Dikshit felt that to do well in life, every student must not need to go to university. “A school should train a student for a vocation in order to make them employable. To achieve this, schools should start thinking innovatively, and start vocational courses from Class 8 onwards.”

When the question of a public school’s opinion over fee hike was raised, Dikshit said that she was “sympathetic towards public schools,” and that the concerned schools should “put forth their complaints towards the grievance committee.” At the same time, SL Jain, chairman NPSC, spoke of the high quality education NPSC provided.

“The level of education should be lowered in any way by means of a fee-hike,” he said.