NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government would spend Rs.150 crore on upgrading and constructing 200 schools in East Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced on Saturday while inaugurating a new school building at Ghazipur.
Stating that government schools in Delhi had been striving hard to acquire excellence in imparting purposeful education to children, Ms. Dikshit said the aim is to make the children more responsible citizens of the country. Ms. Dikshit even claimed that the performance of government schools was much better today than a number of well-established and famous public schools.
The government schools have shown remarkable improvement in results during the last few years.
“Government schools in Delhi have earned a special recognition in the country only because of hard work and commitment of teachers. The schools of Delhi have also been included in prestigious grading lists of best schools in the country,” she said.
Expressing hope that the standard of education in the government schools would get better in the years to come, Ms. Dikshit said the Government would open more schools in different parts of the city in the near future.