Rural areas to get priority in education

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said rural areas and rehabilitation colonies in Delhi will get priority while opening new schools in the future.

Dikshit, while laying the foundation stone of two senior secondary schools at Shiv Ram Park and Nihal Vihar in west Delhi, said more schools will be opened in the city to implement the Right to Education (RTE) in true spirit.

“There has been remarkable progress in education sector with the opening of two new schools every month during the last two years. The government is in process of establishing more schools to fulfill its obligations to implement the RTE Act,” said Dikshit.

Dikshit said the government is keen to ensure uniform development in all parts of the city.

“Last 13 years have witnessed unprecedented development in all sectors. Delhi government schools were earlier considered inferior to the public schools, but now they have left public schools far behind in terms of infrastructure, quality of education and pass percentage,” added Dikshit.

The education department would monitor the quality of construction of the schools and give attention to their maintenance, said Arvinder Singh Lovely, the education minister.

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