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Special training for Delhi private schools to handle EWS children

November 2, 2017

The Delhi government will conduct special training sessions for principals and primary teachers of private schools to sensitise them about how to deal with students from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category.
According to Right to Education Act, 25% seats in Class 1 of every unaided non-minority school are reserved for students from EWS and Disadvantaged Group (DG) and admissions for the same are done through a centralised lottery system.

“The admission process for EWS and DG students has been made hassle-free to a larger extent. However, these students face social integration issues after they begin classes,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, after a meeting of the State Education Advisory Council.

“The parents of EWS students may not be educated or may be unable to contribute more at home in terms of learning and knowledge, whereas there are more children in the class whose parents are educated and can help their children at home with studies. So, the integration issue arises,” he added.

Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said the elementary teachers and principals of private schools will be imparted special training on how EWS students should be treated.

The council also decided that a detailed survey on out-of-school children in Delhi will be conducted with the help of Anganwadi workers. “After data collection, community volunteers will be roped in as Education Beat Officers to identify out-of-school children in their respective areas and convince their families to enrol them in schools,” Sisodia said.

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