New Delhi, July 9: The state governments of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Haryana and Rajasthan must learn from the Delhi government how to allocate more funds for education sector and improve school education in the National Capital Region (NCR), noted a parents’ satisfaction survey conducted by ASSOCHAM. The parents, who expressed their views in the survey, also said that they were satisfied with sending their wards to Delhi government-run schools.
“Almost all the parents were of the view that Delhi government is doing a commendable job for bringing overall improvement in the school education as every parent wants schools with a good amount of facilities in their own area. Many of them said that through various media reports and views of their relatives and known people they have learnt about Delhi government model of schools that have undergone a metamorphosis of late,” the survey said.
“The state governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Rajasthan having 13, seven and two districts that, along with NCT of Delhi, make up the NCR, must take a cue from Delhi government and allocate large chunk of their budget to education,” the survey, conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Social Development Foundation (ASDF), added.
About 3,250 parents in districts falling in NCR whose children are studying in local government schools were interacted during the survey. The survey was conducted during summer holidays in May-June to ascertain the views of people in general about their level of satisfaction in government schools of their respective districts, reported news agency PTI.
Releasing the findings of the survey, ASSOCHAM secretary general D S Rawat said, “A lot is being done in the education sector both at the Centre and state government levels in Delhi. With Delhi government providing state-of-the-art facilities, improving infrastructure and quality of education, other state governments must follow suit to help shape a bright future for our children.”
“Majority of respondents in all the districts said there were many areas that need to be improved. Some said that proactive approach was needed to ensure wholesome development of children, equal focus on education and extracurricular activities, conducting classes in creative writing, dance, theatre, fine arts and other such subjects by hiring specialised teachers,” the survey report said.