Delhi To Have Own School Education Board, Announces CM Kejriwal

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NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal declared on Saturday that the Union Territory will have its own school education board. The decision was made in a cabinet meeting on the same day.

“There are around 1000 govt schools and 1700 private schools in Delhi. All government schools and most private schools here are affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Their CBSE affiliation will be scrapped & they’ll be affiliated to Delhi Board of School Education,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

The Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) will initially affiliate 21-22 state government schools. In the next 4-5 years, all schools will be brought under the umbrella of DBSE, Kejriwal said in a press conference.

“Schools will be selected after discussion with principals, teachers & parents. We hope that all schools will voluntarily get affiliated to this Board within 4-5 years,” the Delhi CM added.

The move is aimed at imparting such education that prepares “fiercely patriotic” and self-dependent students who serve the society and the country in a selfless manner, Kejriwal said.

Chaired by the education minister, the new education board will have a governing body and an executive body for day-to-day functioning. The executive body will be headed by a CEO.

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