The Government of Delhi has announced that it will fund the education of its government school teachers who get accepted to academic programs at the top 100 international universities.
The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Teachers Day at the State Teachers Awards held to mark the occasion. 122 teachers from Delhi were recognised from their contribution to the field of education.
Sisodia said that the Delhi government had sent a number of teachers and principals to Singapore, US, Cambridge and Finland in the last five years. The courses opted for by the teachers were specifically designed by these universities for them. All of these universities are renowned for their own tailored courses, for which teachers get selected on the basis of their unique abilities. This is the reason why the state government has decided to let these teachers apply for such prestigious courses.
He further mentioned that if they get selected to the chosen programs, the government will bear the full cost of the program. The Department of Education will issue necessary guidelines with relation to the same in the next few days.
This year, the number of awards were increased to 122 from 103, and those felicitated included lecturers, DIET and SCERT instructors, principals, primary school teachers, art, music and PE teachers, special educators, librarians, counsellors and more.
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In total, a majority of them were government school teachers, 14 were sports teachers, 13 were corporation school teachers, 15 were private school teachers and two were librarians.
This event also marked the introduction of two awards under a new category. A mathematics lecturer Suman Arora from RPVV, A-6 Paschim Vihar and music teacher named Rajkumar from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV) in Dwarka Sector-19 were honored with the inaugural Face of DoE (directorate of education) award for notable work.
Appreciating the teachers efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sisodia said that the government schools in Delhi were being praised across the country and the world. After the schools were closed down due to the pandemic, teachers and principals of the schools showed unmatched determination in responding to the unprecedented situation and the challenges arising from it.
Source: Hindustan Times