New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday dared the BJP to compare its education model with that of the city government schools.
Speaking to the media, Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, launched a fresh attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party on the issue of the massive shutdown of government schools in BJP-ruled states.
He shared the critical elements of the education model established by the AAP government in Delhi and challenged the BJP to share same data from the schools in BJP ruled states and Delhi MCD.
Sisodia claimed that the enrollment of students in Delhi government schools has increased in the last five years, whereas it has witnessed a huge decrease in schools of the MCD, administered by the BJP.
He pointed out that according to the Central government data on elementary education, there is a huge decrease in the number of student enrolments in MCD schools and the government schools of BJP-ruled states.
“I challenge the BJP to present their policy decisions and their resultant outcomes MCD schools and those in other BJP-ruled states.”
He said the February 8 election in Delhi will be fought on the basis of real work.
“Education has been our priority, in the last five years that we have governed Delhi. Today I want to expose BJP’s lack of any model of education whatsoever and compare it with our clearly visible model of education.”
Sisodia claimed tha in UP, more than 40 per cent of a total 1,13,500 primary schools, do not have supply of electricity and children are forced to attend classes in these pathetic conditions.
“In Delhi, 109 primary schools have been shut down by the BJP ruled MCD in the last 9 years, with the number going down from 1,764 in 2011-12 to 1,655 in 2019-20. The quality of education delivered in MCD schools is so poor and the lack of grade level learning so evident, when that children pass out from grade 5 and join a Delhi government school in grade 6, they are unable to read even the books of grade 2,” he alleged.