Staff Reporter

Delhi Government working towards providing computer education in all the schools: Lovely

The Govt. will also set up a sports school where kids will be trained for Commonwealth Games.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government is planning to open 50 vocational schools in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry to generating better employment opportunities and help enhance the level of confidence of children. This was announced by Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely at a gathering of teachers at Talkatora Stadium where he presented the State Teachers’ Award-2007 to 69 teachers.

Mr. Lovely lauded the role of the teachers in bringing about a marked improvement in the results of Government schools over the past few years. He said the Delhi Government was now working towards providing computer education in all the schools and would open at least one Pratibha Vikas School in every district. The Minister said the Government would also be opening disabled-friendly schools in 11 districts to provide better education to the physically challenged children. The syllabus for these schools would be prepared in keeping with the requirements of such students and these schools would also provide wheelchairs and other facilities to the handicapped students. Keeping in view the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Government has also drawn up plans to set up a sports school in Delhi where children would be trained for the mega event.

The Education Minister said the Government is also committed to protecting the interests of the teachers and planning to increase the number of awards in future so that more teachers could be honoured for their outstanding services. The Delhi Government has also created 6,000 additional posts of teachers and recruitment for these posts would be conducted soon, he said.