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Soon, ‘private’ schools by Govt

delhi Updated: Feb 19, 2009 00:32 IST
Anuradha Mukherjee
Anuradha Mukherjee
Hindustan Times

Tired of running around private schools to get your child admitted?

Soon, you would be able to send them to a school with comparable facilities and education and at a lower fee. The city government is all set to open its own unaided schools.

“We are starting these schools since there is a constant complaint from middle-class and upper middle-class parents about the paucity of good public schools. We have identified two locations in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg and Laxmi Bai Nagar. We plan to set up eight-nine such schools,” said Delhi education minister A.S. Lovely.

The board for these schools would comprise eminent educationists. Sources said a society headed by the chief minister would run these schools assisted by the education minister.

The education department is looking at setting up a the pilot school at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. “We have some land available near ITO. The school will come up with all the wherewithal of a top private school. Apart from giving parents a quality option, this will also help the department figure out really how much money one needs for running such an institution,” said a government source.

While Delhi government school students have done well in board exams and overall the results steadily climbing, officials felt there was still some resistance to sending ones children to a government school since they did not sound or look as posh.