Delhi Government signs agreement with IB board

The agreement was signed in a virtual event attended by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Delhi Government signs agreement with IB board Certain Delhi Government schools will now offer IB board curriculum (source: Shutterstock)
Team Careers360 | Aug 11, 2021 - 11:52 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with the International Baccalaureate (IB) board, a private international education board associated mainly with high-end private schools in India.

With this agreement, a section of schools under the Delhi Government will offer IB board curriculum for the students. These schools will technically be affiliated to the new Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE). Currently, all government schools in Delhi are affiliated to the public Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The agreement was signed in a virtual event attended by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Careers360 had earlier reported that the newly formed Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) will introduce IB boards in all Schools of Specialised Excellence (SoSE) and at junior levels in another section of schools in East Delhi.

SoSEs will have schools specialised in Humanities, Arts, High End 21st Century Skills and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Admissions to the SOSEs will be open for Class 9 for all streams other than STEM schools which will take in students in both Class 9 and Class 11.

However, a section of teachers had raised concerns over the Delhi Government opening up admissions in SoSE to private school students. The teachers felt that this will channel taxpayer funding to subsidise education for children from well-to-do families.

The Rashtriya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas, which are being converted into SoSEs, were only open to government school students.

Concerns were also raised about the lack of clarity on reservations for historically-marginalised communities.

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