Delhi's school education system had leakages in its foundation: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia said with entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in Delhi schools students have begun aiming at becoming job providers instead of job seekers.

Delhi education minister Manish SisodiaDelhi education minister Manish Sisodia

Press Trust of India | January 21, 2023 | 09:13 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The problem in Delhi's school education was leakages in the system's foundation and the missing dots in its policies, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.

Speaking at the Delhi Education Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Sisodia said another issue in the education system was students harbouring a mindset of seeking jobs, instead of creating employment opportunities on their own.

"We overcame several problems in Delhi's education system after 2015. There were leakages in the foundation, missing dots in the education policies and students who had the mindset of only seeking jobs," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said.

He said with the entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in the schools run by the Delhi government, students have begun aiming at becoming job providers, instead of job seekers.

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"We have introduced an entrepreneurship mindset programme for students to develop a job giver's mindset. We give seed money of Rs 2,000 to Class-11 students, form groups and work on ideas. Students no longer have the mindset of seeking jobs," he said.

He also highlighted that Delhi government teachers have been sent to different institutions and countries to experience and understand their education system and adopt the best practices.

Sisodia said a good amount of work has happened in the education sector in the past with the establishment of IITs and IIMs but that has “served one per cent” of the learning population. “We need to focus on creating a model for world-class education for the remaining 99 per cent of the learning population,” he said.

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