NEW DELHI: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said all teachers and principals of Delhi government schools in the national capital would be given computer tablets in order to reduce their non-teaching burden. The scheme would cost the government around Rs 50 crore.
The computer tablets will also help teachers record attendance of their students and a confirmation message of the child’s attendance will directly be sent to parents. The gadgets will also be equipped with an Internet data card to aid teachers in their work.
Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi, also challenged all other governments in the country to compete with the education revolution in the capital. “I challenge the MCDs and also governments of other states to compete with the work done in the education sector by our government. Let’s start today and then compare after a year or two,” he said.
Sisodia also complained that his government found it very difficult to get lands for schools while his predecessors got land very easily. Claiming that his government had changed the landscape of education in the city, he said, “The government schools have gone through a visible change. The schools which were dilapidated and were not maintained get whitewashed every year now. Drinking water and sanitation has been taken care of.”
Referring to the data of the education department, Sisodia said the transition loss from Class X to Class XII has come down in recent years. While the figure in 2013-14 stood at 62,158, it came down to 18,405 in 2016-17.