Educationalists welcome Delhi govt's decision to form separate education board
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: School principals and educationalists on Saturday said the Delhi government's decision to form a separate education board for the city at par with international standards will bring in aspects of best global practices and promote research and skill-based studies.
However, the All India Parents' Association opposed the setting up of the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE), saying it will "lower the standard of education" and claimed that most of the biggest schools in the country are under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Currently, schools in Delhi are either affiliated with the CBSE or the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE).
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced setting up of the DBSE which he said would be based at par with international standards to prepare "fiercely patriotic and self-dependent students" through a focus on understanding and personality development. To start with, 20-25 Delhi government schools will be affiliated to the DBSE from the 2021-22 academic session, Kejriwal said, hoping that all state-run and private schools will come under the new board within four to five years.