On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal established foundation stone for construction of 11,000 new classrooms in over 200 government schools in Delhi. The Delhi government had taken the initiative to construct new classrooms in the governmental school for the advantage of the students. As the first step to it, the government builds 8,000 new classrooms between 2015 and 2018. Now the government is taking the second step of the scheme.
The Chief Minister claimed that “Building infrastructure isn’t rocket science, but the way how confidence has been instilled in the teachers of Delhi government schools, through exposures at the most reputed institutes of the world like Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard.”
“It is unbelievable that 300-350 students of Delhi government schools got through IIT-JEE last year. I am from IIT, I know the hard work it takes,” he added.
the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in New Friends Colony was the first school the government targeted to lay the foundation.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in an event declared that “25 new schools have been built, 31 are under construction and the blueprints for 78 new schools have been decided.”
Mr. Sisodia also added, “We have no illusion that having built the right infrastructure, the work on education is completed. Today Delhi government schools perform better than even private schools, selections in competitive exams from government schools have gone up from 40-50 to more than 250.”
As a reason for the bad condition of the government schools, he blamed the distance between education and politics.