New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday declared the second mega parent-teacher meeting (PTM) in government-run schools as successful and said the meeting helps parents to understand the qualities of their children.
“The PTM has become a medium to establish communication between teacher, parents and students which was necessary,” Sisodia told reporters.
Issuing report cards of students to their parents by teachers is a part of the meeting, the minister said.
Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia visited some schools in his constituency to meet parents and said, “we are very happy with the amazing turn out of parents even for this PTM.”
Sisodia said it helps parents to understand the qualities as well as shortcomings of their children, adding that the PTM has become a best window to engage parents with teachers.
“It is an excellent opportunity for both parents and teachers to understand the child’s requirements better. Everyone including teachers, children, parents are happy about PTMs,” Sisodia added.
The first parent-teacher meeting was held on July 30 and the government had announced that the meeting would be held twice a year.
Delhi’s second mega PTM was held successfully across all government schools, in both morning and evening shifts in the national capital on Saturday.
During the PTM teachers shared children’s report cards with parents, for the Summative Assessment (SA) that was held in the last week of September.
Public Works Department Minister Satyendar Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai also visited many schools and interacted with parents and students during the PTM.
Sharing his experience of the PTM Rai tweeted, “During PTM at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Babarpur (east Delhi) I met with a little girl. Glow on her face was telling that changes have started taking place in the government schools.”
“Teachers are also happy that their work is reaching out to the society through these PTMs,” Rai tweeted.
Schools laid out the red carpet for parents, and light refreshments were offered to all. Since this was the second such initiative, many parents were more aware of what to expect and had come prepared with questions and clarifications from teachers.
“A robust education system understands the importance of keeping parents in the loop and taking them into confidence,” a Delhi government official said.
During the PTM, teachers also apprised the parents of the initiatives undertaken by the government to improve the quality of education in its schools.
A parent Neeraj Tyagi, a resident of Dwarka sector 22, appreciated the government’s efforts to improve education in it’s schools.
“Teachers are very good and cooperative here. Such PTMs are a boost. I am thankful to Delhi Education Minister for improving the standard of education at government schools,” Tyagi, who attended the PTM at a government school in Dwarka sector 22, said.
Another parent Sudha Verma, a resident of Paschim Vihar, said that during the PTM teachers also explained to her the idea behind the government’s “Every child can read” campaign saying “it is intended at ensuring 100 per cent child literacy before November 14”.