Every child will gain basic ability to read by Nov 14: Manish Sisodia

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New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2016 6:27:14 PM

In the wake of findings that half the class 6 children in schools run by it are unable to read, the Delhi government on Saturday said every student will gain the basic ability to read by November 14, in the first step towards reversing the alarming situation.

In the wake of findings that half the class 6 children in schools run by it are unable to read, the Delhi government today said every student will gain the basic ability to read by November 14, in the first step towards reversing the alarming situation. (PTI)In the wake of findings that half the class 6 children in schools run by it are unable to read, the Delhi government today said every student will gain the basic ability to read by November 14, in the first step towards reversing the alarming situation. (PTI)

In the wake of findings that half the class 6 children in schools run by it are unable to read, the Delhi government on Saturday said every student will gain the basic ability to read by November 14, in the first step towards reversing the alarming situation. Announcing the roadmap here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the plan was being rolled out as students’ inability to read was the single biggest challenge towards reversing the dismal state of the education sector.

“By November 14, the reading ability of every child will be brought to at least the basic level. Our internal survey as well as reports produced by the likes of ASER has over the years found that a large number of children cannot even read,” Sisodia told a press conference.

A recent assessment of the learning skills of children studying in 1,011 Delhi government schools revealed that 74 per cent of them cannot read a paragraph from their own Hindi textbook while 46 per cent cannot read a simple story of class 2 competency.

Sisodia said there will be another round of assessment between November 15-20 to check the level of competency achieved by the students and November 21 onwards the public in general including parents, journalists and activists will be allowed to make rounds of the schools.

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