As part of its teachers training initiative, the Delhi government has decided to send 90 principals of the government-run schools to the Cambridge University. (File Photo)
As part of its teachers training initiative, the Delhi government has decided to send 90 principals of the government-run schools to the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom for a leadership training exercise.
The decision came after two officers from Cambridge University -- Jaydeep Prabhu and Harold Chi -- met Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday.
Delhi government has allocated Rs 102 crore for international training of principals and teachers in the 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," said a senior government official.
During the meeting with the deputy CM, Cambridge officials said the principals going for training would also be visiting the local schools to understand the education system of UK.
In addition, they will also have an opportunity to interact with the teachers of government schools there.
"It has been agreed that the teachers conducting leadership training exercise in Cambridge University would also be visiting Delhi and would interact with the principals of Government schools to formulate the next steps of training programme," the official said.
During the interaction with the officials of Cambridge University, Sisodia said "our principals and teachers are very talented but we need to impart them with the necessary leadership skills.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)