he Education Minister of the Kejriwal Government Manish Sisodia accepted the challenge of Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh, and released a list of 250 government schools of Delhi. He openly invited Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh to visit these government schools in Delhi on Sunday.
He invited Pargat Singh to visit and witness the revolution Delhi Government has brought to the field of education in the last 5 years. Simultaneously, Sisodia also asked the Education Minister of Punjab to release a list of 250 government schools in Punjab so that the education model of Punjab can also be studied and to hold a debate on both the education models so that the people of Punjab can understand that which state’s education model is better.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the changes that have been introduced in Delhi’s education system in the last 5-6 years have forced other parties of the country to think and discuss education. It is a matter of great pride that education is finally becoming an important issue in the politics of the country.
He observed that when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced to fix the decaying education system in Punjab, the Education Minister Pargat Singh responded that the Punjab government has worked a lot for education in Punjab. Hence, Pargat Singh was invited to come along with his team and media to visit 5 government schools in Delhi, 5 government schools in Punjab and then debate on the education model of both the states.
Releasing the list of schools, the Deputy Chief Minister said that in the last 6 years, the Delhi Government has developed world class infrastructure in government schools, provided leadership training to the heads of schools from institutions like IIMs and sent teachers abroad for training to provide quality education. The result of which is that Delhi’s government schools have become better than private schools.
This year the Class 12th Board result in Delhi’s government schools has been 99.96%. Delhi’s government schools are such that 51 students from one school are qualifying in examinations like NEET. This year around 500 children from Delhi government schools have qualified NEET, 500 children have qualified JEE Mains and 70 children have also cleared JEE Advanced.
The Deputy Chief Minister further said that accepting the challenge of the Education Minister of Punjab, we have released the list of 250 government schools in Delhi and now we request that by this evening Pargat Singh also identified 250 such government schools in Punjab and release the list of schools where such work was done in the field education.
We will also visit the schools of Punjab and then debate about the education model of both the states so that the people of Punjab can understand which state’s education model is better.