Dated : 04/12/2016
Delhi Government signs MoU with IIM Ahmedabad for Principals leadership program
- Principals of schools of the Directorate of Education will enrol for a leadership program at IIM-A
- Delhi govt signed an MoU with the Right to Education Resource Center at IIM-A
The Government of Delhi has tied up with the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM-A), to provide specialised training to Heads of Schools (HoSs) of the 1024 schools run by the Directorate of Education.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government and the premier management institute. The Institute will administer an intensive course for all Principals on school leadership, and will be conducted over the course of the next eighteen months. After a tie-up with the University of Cambridge, UK, and the National Institute of Education, Singapore, this is one more of the Government’s collaborations with premier institutions from around the world toward upgrading Delhi’s government school ecosystem.
Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia is optimistic about the impact that this program will have on school administration. He said, “The Heads of Schools functioning in Directorate of Education schools have a rich wealth of experience in managing schools. Their capacities to run an academic institute should be supplemented by professional training in leadership, especially in the field of school education. The Government is serious about building skills and capacities of all Principals, teachers working in our schools, and I am a confident this step will go a long way towards improving the way individual school managements function.”
The transformation of Delhi’s government schools has been the top priority of this administration over the past year and a half. The Government of Delhi believes that investing in education is investing in the future of the country. Several steps are being taken to improve the quality of schools in terms of infrastructure, teaching-learning methodology, narrowing the learning deficits, etc. Principals are the pillars of every school and for a school to do well, it is important to strengthen school leaders.
The IIM-A’s Right to Education Resource Center will conduct the sessions with Delhi Government school principals over a period of one and a half years.