Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia interacted with newly recruited computer science teachers of government schools at a programme organised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) at Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday. He urged them to contribute their creative inputs to improve the quality of computer science education in Delhi government schools.

On their part, the teachers reportedly suggested that that computer classes had to be increased from just one or two ICT (Information Communication Technology) periods per week. ICT should be one of the core subjects with regular assessments at schools and there should be a lab assistant to help in practical classes, they added.

The Deputy Chief Minister, meanwhile, issued instructions to the DoE (Directorate of Education) officials present in the meeting to improve supply of books to teachers and students on urgent basis.

He asked the officials to figure out ways through which maximum utilisation of labs by students could be ensured with availability of full-time lab assistants.

Furthermore, the Deputy CM asked volunteers to initiate innovative learning projects, like virtual classrooms, by making good lectures available to students via social media platforms. He also asked volunteers to work towards refining ICT curriculum and energising ICT books.

Sisodia announced that the government had empowered heads of schools to arrange for the equipment and requisite material at their level to facilitate school laboratories.