24 October, 2020

We've Tried To Ensure All Students Get Basic Minimum Level Of Education: Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia speaks to Outlook about AAP's education model and what lies ahead for Delhi's govt schools.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey
We've Tried To Ensure All Students Get Basic Minimum Level Of Education: Manish Sisodia
outlookindia.com
2019-03-15T11:08:24+05:30

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who has the state government’s education department on his watch, speaks about the AAP effect in the sector. Excerpts from an interview with Salik Ahmad:

There is much buzz about the AAP edu­cation model. What are the three foremost reforms?

This is not the first time work is being done in the education sector in the country. Many good schools and colleges had been established before we came on the scene, but they serve only 5 per cent of the population. Quality of education is substandard for the rest. We have tried to ensure that all students get a basic minimum level of education. Our major interventions have been in infrastructure and teacher’s training, besides introducing the ‘happiness curriculum’.

You have introduced grouping of students acc­ording to learning abilities. What about the self-esteem of those categorised as ‘weak’?

Those who are questioning this have no classroom experience....

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