Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the Delhi Government will be paying the board examination fee for the schools under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and the Delhi Cantonment. He has stated that the decision was taken at the cabinet meeting which was held on Monday. He has also said that the government will be conducting extra classes for the students focusing on Mathematics before the upcoming examination.
The Delhi government has earlier stated that it will be paying the board examination fee for all the government school students in the capital after the Central Board of Secondary Education increased the examination fee for the class 10 and 12 students.
According to media reports, the chief minister in a recent press conference addressed that it was decided that the government will be taking up the expenses of the board examination fee for the class 10 and 12 students belonging to the government schools in Delhi. The government will also be paying the fee of the government schools situated in the NDMC and Delhi Cantonment areas as well.
The chief minister has also added that the government has analyzed the results of all the subjects of the government schools and found that the students while scoring 95 percent and above in the subjects score fewer marks in Mathematics and Science Subjects.
Keeping this in mind; the government is set to bring in external help via coaching classes to help the students appearing for the board examinations this year. He said that the extra coaching classes will also be conducted for the students who have obtained compartment or have failed the board examinations.
The government will also be providing seed money of Rs. 1000 in order to promote an entrepreneurial mindset among the students. Entrepreneurship projects will be carried out by the students individually or in a group under the guidance of the teachers. The students will have to justify and elaborate on the profit or loss incurred on the projects.
He also added that the initiative is aimed to build a thought process amongst the students on how to be entrepreneurs rather than look for jobs after studies.