New Delhi March 23 dmanewsdesk: With an aim to provide the right platform for children to nurture the talent and make them excel in areas of their specialised interests, Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved the establishment of about 100 schools of specialised excellence in the national Capital.
These schools will focus on providing holistic and experiential learning opportunities through state-of-the-art infrastructure, creativity and problem-solving focused learning and teaching, strong partnerships with universities and industry leaders, mentor ship schemes and easy access to role models, in order to empower students to achieve their highest potential.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, “We are going to live in an era of specialization and excellence. Our children need an opportunity to be ready for the next generation challenges. Every child is unique and gifted and we want to ensure that they get the opportunity and the support to achieve higher success in their lives. These schools will provide the right platform for our children to nurture their talent and excel in areas of their specialized interests.”
As per the proposal, these schools will be choice-based and cover grades 9 to 12, i.e the last four years in the 5+3+3+4 framework of schooling introduced by the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
The decision was taken to serve the needs of “gifted” students studying in government schools of Delhi. The Delhi Government plans to establish ‘Schools of Specialized Excellence’ that will cater to students who are gifted in various areas of study such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Performing and Visual Arts, Humanities and high end 21st century skills.
“These schools hold the potential to serve as examples of how providing the correct environment and opportunities to students can catapult them from even the most marginalized backgrounds to great heights of success in various fields. These schools will act as hubs of excellence in their respective zones and provide other schools with the inspiration and technical know-how to foster excellence,” he added.
Source: The Pioneer News