Sisodia wants 6% of GDP for education

  • | Sunday | 22nd September, 2019

New Delhi, September 21Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia here on Saturday urged the Central Government to make a law to allocate 6 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for education. Sisodia, also the Deputy Chief Minister, raised the demand during a special meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), convened by the HRD Ministry to discuss and finalise the National Education Policy. The policy’s preamble should state “providing good quality education would be the responsibility of the government through the government schools,” Sisodia said. While lauding a few provisions of the policy, Sisodia said unless there was a law binding the governments to allocate funds, the policy per se would not result in the transformation of education. Sisodia said, “The quality of education provided in government schools should be at par with the private ones.

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