Delhi govt-school principals to get training at Cambridge


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The Delhi government is sending as many as 60 principals of its government schools to the prestigious Cambridge University in England for a training programme. Announcing the decision on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the principals would be sent in two batches of 30 each for the Inspiring Leadership Improving Performance. While the first batch will be at Cambridge between October 8 -17, the training for the next batch will be from October 19-28.

"The Delhi government has increased it teachers-training budget more than 11 times from Rs 9 crore to Rs 102 crore. After the improvement in infrastructure in government schools, the next target is that the teachers should be trained at the best level," Sisodia said, while addressing a gathering of principals here.

"Teachers should have first-hand experience of the best education practices of the world and it is with this perspective that our government stresses on teachers' training at best institutes of the world," the education minister said. He appealed to the principals not to confine themselves to merely training-seekers at Cambridge, but as education administrators. "My suggestion is go with prior preparation and be completely focused during your training tenure." "All of you are being sent on tax payers' money... Therefore, in return, I expect you to be the harbingers of change in making Delhi government schools' education world class. This will be a great service," he added.

So far, around 119 Delhi government school principals have attended the 10-day programme at Cambridge.

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