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Delhi to get its own school education board


The Delhi Cabinet on Saturday approved the setting up of the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Key Highlights:

The move follows the government’s decision to commence the ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’ in schools from the new academic year. The proposed board will conduct assessments throughout the year to develop holistic learning instead of once in a year assessment that focuses on rote learning, the Chief Minister said.

Global education

  • According to Delhi CM students will progress towards global education with proposed board education.
  • The board will function in close alignment with national and international boards.  The board will develop world class education practices that will enable the shift in teaching learning practices across Delhi.
  • The new learning, will be emphasis on understanding, and personality development & assistance would be sought from international outfits, and global practices as well as teaching methods had been analysed so they can be incorporated in the DBSE.
  • High end techniques will be used to impart education and conduct assessment
  • There are approximately 1,000 government schools and 1,700 private schools in Delhi. Most of them are affiliated with the CBSE. These schools will not become a part of the new board all at once; 2025 government schools shall be included in the 2021-22 session, These schools are being chosen based on suggestions from students, teachers, and parents. CM Said
  • The board’s governance and coordination will be overseen by a governing body under the chairpersonship of the Education Minister.
  • Members of the governing body will include education officials, experts from higher education, principals of government and private schools, teachers and parents as well as educationists from other spheres.
  • The Delhi CM said. “The DBSE will prepare students to take responsibility for their country, focus on making students good human beings beyond all religion, caste, and class differences, and enable students to emerge as job givers and not job seekers,” he added.

Funds for National Flags

The Delhi government was preparing to allocate separate funds for the installation of the National Flag at various locations across the national capital. The government was also preparing to hold cultural events based on the lives of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh under the  ‘Deshbhakti’ head for which it is likely to allocate funds in the 2021-22 Budget.

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