Delhi Govt. to send 90 school principals for training in Cambridge

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-04-04 20:29 New Delhi: The Delhi Government is all set to send 90 principals from its schools for a leadership training exercise to Cambridge University in the United Kingdom as part of its as part of its teachers training initiative. Two representatives of the Cambridge University, Jaydeep Prabhu and Harold Chi, met Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia today at the Delhi Secretariat in this regard. Delhi government has allocated Rs 102 crore for international training of principals and teachers in its budget for the current financial year. As a first step, 90 principals will be sent to the Cambridge University in three batches. This training or Education leadership programme will span over 10 days. Apart from visiting the Cambridge University, principals and teachers will also be sent to other top institutions and universities like Oxford, Harvard, IITs and IIMs. During the interaction, Sisodia said "Our principals and teachers are very talented but we need to impart them with the necessary leadership skills." The officials from Cambridge revealed that the principals going for training would also be visiting the local schools to understand the education system of UK in detail. In addition, they will also have an opportunity to interact with the teachers of Government schools there. (ANI)