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Manish Sisodia said, Delhi Board of Education may start by next year

New Delhi. Delhi 's own school education board is likely to be operational from next year although unlike other states it will not be imposed on government schools. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said this. Giving details of the plan to set up the state board of education, Sisodia said that this board would be in line with the proposed reforms in the new National Education Policy (NEP) and the focus would be on continuous assessment and not year-end examinations. Sisodia told in an interview, 'We have recently constituted two committees to work on curriculum reforms along with the proposed board. Ideally, we can make it operational from next year. Initially, about 40 schools will be affiliated to the board which will be either government or private schools. '

He said, "In other state boards, it happens that private schools have the option to choose either CBSE, ICSE or state board, while state schools apply the syllabus to government schools. But here it will be optional for both government and private schools. We want to make the board useful and prosperous. " The Delhi government had constituted two committees last month to form the state education board and prepare plans and frameworks for curriculum reforms. The AAP government in its annual budget of March announced plans to set up a separate board of education for the national capital. Sisodia said that his government is studying the newly announced new education policy in detail. They said, "We are doing a detailed study of policy." We are already working on some of the proposed improvements. It has some flaws but also some good things. I have told two committees that our board will be in line with the new education policy because as a nation we are together but our focus will not be on evaluating students once a year and we will not encourage the process of teaching by rote.

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