Delhi School Education Board (DBSE) has recently become formally registered and an official notification explaining its intricacies is likely to come out soon. The same was informed by the Directorate of Education (DoE). DBSE was approved by the cabinet on March 06, 2021, and subsequently, registered on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
The Senior DoE spoke on the subject and stated that DBSE was formally registered on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 and is likely to introduce a long-awaited reform in the assessment system of schools. To begin with, a total of 20-25 schools run by Delhi government shall be affiliated with DBSE from the upcoming academic session 2021-22. Currently, authorities are carrying out consultations with principals, teachers and parents concerned. These consultations are related to deciding which schools shall be affiliated with the board during the first phase.
The official further clarified that modalities of the board are also being decided and an official notification shall be released soon. This notification will clarify all the details about the newly registered education board in the national capital.
DBSE shall also comprise a governing body headed by the education minister. Along with this governing body, an executive body shall also be established to monitor the day-to-day functions of the board. A CEO shall be assigned to lead the executive body of DBSE. Both bodies shall comprise of experts from the education sector, industries, bureaucrats and principals of both government and private schools, the official added.
Currently, there exist a total of 1000 government schools and 1700 private-run schools in the national capital. Nearly all of them are affiliated with the Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In July 2020, the Delhi government had created two committees to formulate the framework and the scheme for establishing the state education board. These committees also had the responsibility to deciding reforms to be introduced in the existing curriculum.
Arvind Kejriwal had announced the approval of the cabinet received on March 06, 2021. He further stated that the current education system existing in Delhi only focuses on learning by rote or mugging-up. This learning method must be changed. He clarified that high-end techniques shall be utilised to teach students as part of the new education board. This board shall come into play in the upcoming academic year.
Kejriwal also stated that all schools present in the national capital shall not be brought under the ambit of the new education board all at once. The process shall take place systematically. Moreover, private schools shall be given the option to choose whether to get affiliated with the new board or not.