Delhi’s Dy CM Manish Sisodia has put forward a direct challenge to the BJP – AAP’s Successful Education Model Versus BJP’s Shutdown Model. The numbers are embarrassing. Is BJP paying attention?
Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia tore into the BJP on the issue of massive closure of government schools in BJP ruled states. Sisodia who is also the Education Minister for Delhi then enumerated the crucial elements of the education model established by during AAP’s five years in Delhi. Basing his argument on results, he challenged the BJP to share good their exploits in the education sector in the BJP ruled states.
Heads Up! AAP’s Education Model Challenge to BJP
- 1.36 lakh children in Delhi left private schools to join Delhi govt schools
- 20000 classrooms in 5 years, 25 new schools and 6 Schools of Excellence built
- Aam Aadmi Party transformed the state of education in Delhi: Manish Sisodia
- AAP’s Challenge to BJP, compare Delhi education model to MCD schools or that of any BJP ruled state
Enrolment of students in Delhi govt schools has increased in the last five years. Quite the opposite, MCD Schools, administered by the BJP, witnessed a huge decrease. Sisodia also pointed out that as per the Central Government data on elementary education, there is also a huge decrease in the number of student enrolments in govt schools of BJP ruled states.
Election will be fought on the basis of real work
“This election in Delhi will be fought on the basis of real work. Education has been our priority, in the 5 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, ” said Sisodia.
He recalled the pathetic and distressing condition of classrooms when the AAP assumed power. Govt. school were dinghy classrooms ridden with cobwebs, broken benches and windows, dilapidated and peeling walls, outdated black-boards and about 130 to 140 children packed into a single classroom.
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“I remember one particular classroom of a Delhi government school which had 174 students stuffed into a room. Forget about getting an education, they had no space to even stand, let alone sit” he said.
Comparing the Educational Infrastructure
Furthermore, under the AAP government, 20,000 classrooms have been constructed. 8000 have already been handed over and 12000 are under construction. This is equivalent to 500 schools. The AAP government has also invested significantly in infrastructure – green boards in all classrooms, 7.5 lakh modular desks and world-class sports facilities in schools.
Visited School Of Excellence, Sector 22, Dwarka next ―was specifically interested in how our students, teachers & parents are preparing for the coming exams— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 4, 2020
Good to see them reflecting well on 10th & 12th pre-board exams, and keeping their morale high! Wished them all the best! pic.twitter.com/9NbSrCFwS4
The AAP govt built 25 new school buildings whereas 30 more are under construction. They have also built 6 Schools of Excellence and 5 Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas. are thriving and transforming the lives of the children of Delhi. The educational revolution in Delhi government schools has boosted the morale of teachers and students alike. Sisodia compared this with an expose on BJP’s disdain and apathy towards the education system.
Several schools shutdown in BJP-ruled states
There have been several shutdowns of government schools in BJP-ruled states. Sisodia said that between 2015-2018, the Haryana govt shut down 208 govt schools while Rajasthan government closed down 4000 schools. In Punjab, 217 govt schools shut down in the last 3 years. As per the data shared, the state of UP’s government schools is most “shocking and heart-wrenching”. More than 40% of a total 1,13,500 primary schools do not have electricity supply.
In Delhi, 109 primary schools were shut down by the BJP ruled MCD in the last 9 years – from 1764 in 2011-12 to 1655 in 2019-20. Sisodia said that the quality of education delivered in MCD schools is so poor that when children pass out from grade 5 and join a Delhi govt school in grade 6, they are unable to read even the books of grade 2.
Investment in Infrastructure
Sisodia also shared comparative data on declining enrolment figures, comparing BJP ruled MCDs with Delhi government schools, “Enrolment in MCD schools has declined by 1.3 lakhs in the last 4 years whereas in Delhi govt schools it increased by 6,000.”
Sisodia also shared details of the investment made in the up-gradation of sports infrastructure in Delhi govt schools. Delhi govt. is encouraging budding sportspersons, with an increased budget for sportspersons, ranging from 16 lakhs for those competing at the national level to 5 crores for those performing at Commonwealth and world level games.
Mr. Sisodia summed up by saying that on one hand is the innovation and dedication of the AAP govt, resulting in clear and visible outcomes and on the other is sheer apathy and disdain displayed by the BJP, in delivering education to the children in BJP ruled states. The public has been watching everybody’s performance and they know who has worked and who hasn’t. This time, the vote will be a decisive one, for real work and outcomes.
Statistical comparison of Government schools in different states
- Haryana: 208 government schools closed in 2015 to 2018
- Rajasthan: 4000 schools closed in 2015 to 2018
- Punjab: 217 schools closed in 3 years
- Uttar Pradesh: Out of 1,13,500, 40% do not have electricity connection.
- Delhi MCD: 109 primary schools closed in 9 years
- In MCD school, from 2015 to 2018, child enrolment decreased by 1.3 lakh.