Delhi education minister Kiran Walia on Monday asked government schools to provide transport facility to pick up students who have not been doing well in academics from their houses. The move is aimed at ensuring that such students attend remedial classes before board exams.
“A number of students who have not being doing well in studies don’t turn up for special remedial classes for a number of reasons. At times their parents ask them to help them with their work and they are forced to remain at home. Moreover, some students are forced to work in the mornings and others don’t get any time to study in the evenings. Government schools should send out vehicles to bring them to school so that they perform well in the upcoming exams,” Walia said.
This decision was taken at a meeting with the senior officials of the Directorate of Education held on Monday.
Walia said that a counsellor should be appointed for every three districts to help children who feel nervous or stressed out due to the upcoming board examinations. Every school principal should have the counsellors’ number and parents too can also approach these counsellors directly in case of need.
Walia stressed the need to sensitise teachers about duties towards students and pay more attention to help them prepare for the board examination.
“Providing the best possible education to students is the priority and the prime duty of the government. We wish to see Delhi become a state where all students pass the board examinations,” Walia said.
She asked the deputy directors of education in districts to regulate and ensure that students regularly attend schools. “Special efforts should be made to bring students to the schools. We need to ensure that they are trained well for their exams and get all the help they may need from the concerned authorities,” Walia added.