Published by: Sheen Kachroe
Last updated: April 25, 2023, 6:02 PM IST
The Directorate of Education will host a mega parent-teacher meeting at MCD and Delhi government schools on April 30, Minister Atishi said on Monday, noting that guardians are an important cog in providing a conducive learning environment.
This will be the first time that government schools in Delhi, under the purview of the Directorate of Education, and schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will hold Mega Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) together.
At a press conference here, Education Minister Atishi urged all parents to participate in the mega PTM and make suggestions for their children’s education and school improvement.
“Education has always been the priority of the Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi. In recent years, the government has increased the budget for education, improved school infrastructure and focused solely on providing children in government schools with a conducive learning environment,” said Atishi.
“…we have also worked to connect the parents, who are key stakeholders in the education system, with the schools. As a result, there were very positive changes, not only in the education system, but also in the learning level of the children.
“Now we are going to start this change process in MCD schools through the mega PTMs as well,” she added.
Atishi also appealed to parents to join the mega PTMs in their children’s schools, saying it would be held on a Sunday to allow both a student’s mother and father to participate .
“From day one, the Kejriwal government has believed that if we want to provide quality education to all children, we need to include parents in the process,” she said.
“Before the Kejriwal government came to power, it was thought that PTMs only take place in private schools and (are) for those parents who are educated. But ever since PTMs started in government schools in Delhi, parents are part of this educational process. This has also paved the way for positive development of children and their learning ability,” said Atishi.
Oberoi said the mega PTM would prove to be a revolutionary step.
“The increased participation of parents in schools will bring about a major change in MCD schools. Through the mega PTM, our teachers can share with parents how to create a conducive environment for their children to study at home,” said Oberoi.
“The parents can also give their suggestions for improving the school,” she added.
Oberoi also called on all parents to participate in the mega PTM and help MCD schools build a bright future for their children.
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