New Delhi: In a bid to give a new look to the government schools with the direct session with the parents, Delhi government organised for the first time in Delhi, more than a 1000 government schools held parent teacher meetings (PTMs) in which parents and students met with teachers to discuss their performance. The scene outside government schools in the capital wore a festive air with hundreds of students accompanied by parents queuing to discuss their performance and other issues with the class teachers.
Earlier, while announcing the PTMs Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia had urged every parent to participate in the PTM and explaining the Educations Department’s efforts to improve the quality of education in government schools.
Today Mr Sisodia visited several schools in every zone of Delhi and interacted with parents, students and teachers and said he was pleased to see the overwhelming response to the government’s initiative.
At the Rashtriya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RRPV) in Civil Lines Mr Sisodia visited several classrooms where PTMs were in progress and talked to parents as well as students. “I am happy that I have been able to provide in Delhi’s government schools that which every parent looks forward to for their children,” he said. “I noted how students are happy that teachers were praising them in front of their parents. Such meetings will inspire not just students but parents and teachers as well,” he added.
Mr Sisodia spoke about the Delhi “model” of education and hoped that it would inspire other states to improve the quality of education provided in their schools. He said “Chunauti 2018” was a radical measure of the Delhi Government aimed at providing “age-appropriate learning” to students. “Delhi has some 16 lakh students in government schools. No change is possible unless we change and improve our government schools,” he insisted.