Over 55,000 Delhi students who have failed in class X exams twice will now be enrolled in the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here today.
Sisodia made the announcement following a Cabinet meeting.
“Students who fail in class X usually drop out later and are not able to continue their studies. Over 55,000 students have failed the exam this year who will now be enrolled in the NIOS and taught at new centres which will set up by the government,” Sisodia told reporters.
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“There will be more centres for girls so they do not have to travel too far from their homes,” he added.
Sisodia, who is also the education minister, announced that the third edition of the “Mega PTM” in government schools will be held on September 1.
The government’s plan to expand its education loan guarantee scheme to Delhi students studying outside the national was also approved in the cabinet meeting.
“Delhi students who later enroll in colleges and universities outside Delhi will also be eligible for the loan guarantee scheme and can take loans upto Rs 10 lakh for the purpose,” Sisodia said.