Equip Govt schools with modern facilities: Arvinder Singh

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New Delhi, Jan 8 (UNI) Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh today stressed on the urgent need to improve the environment in Government schools to prompt students to perform better.

Talking to reporters after an inspection of Government schools in Kalkaji and CR Park, the education minister proposed to equip government schools with all the modern facilities which included new education buildings, classrooms, playgrounds, libraries, science laboratories, swimming pools, basketball courts, gymnasiums, amphitheatres, borewells and RO system for potable drinking water for the students.

He said these facilities are prerequisite for students to perform better not only in academics but in life also.

Mr Singh said the government will build separate toilets for girls and boys in the schools and if there is no facility of toilets, porta cabin toilets will be installed at the earliest.

Further, the dilapidated buildings of the schools will give way to airy, well lit, green-environment friendly buildings with the facility of ground water recharging.

Mr Singh asked the civil engineering department officials to complete the work in the schools by one-and-a-half months (45 days) and apprise him of the progress in this regard in a meeting to be organised under his chairmanship.

He said the government would take positive steps to encourage students to improve their English and compete with the students of the private schools and represent themselves in the sunrise fields of BPO and KPO.

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