NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will conduct special training sessions for principals and primary teachers of private schools to sensitise them about how to deal with students from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category.
As per norms, 25 per cent seats are reserved for students from EWS and Disadvantaged Group (DG) and admissions for the same are done through a centralised lottery system.
A decision on the special training sessions was taken today at a meeting of the State Education Advisory Council chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
"While the admission process for EWS and DG students has been made hassle-free to a larger extent. However, these students face social integration issues after they begin classes," Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.
"Either the parents of EWS students are not educated or are not able to contribute more in terms of learning and knowledge whereas there are more children in the class where parents are educated and can help out students, so the integration issue arises," he added.
Sisodia who is also Delhi's education minister further said that the primary teachers and principals of private schools will be imparted special training on how EWS students should be treated.
The council also decided that a detailed survey about how many children in the national capital are not going to school be conducted with the help of Anganwadi workers so that comprehensive data is available on it.
"After the data collection, community volunteers will be roped in as Education Beat Officers to identify such children in their respective areas and mobilise them and their families to enrol them in schools," Sisodia said.
The meeting also decided to rank schools in the national capital on several parameters including infrastructure, cleanliness and output, and extend the Delhi government's reading campaign 'Chaunauti' to primary classes of schools run by it and the civic bodies.