During his visit to Shimla on Tuesday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will exchange views with students and parents on the deteriorating quality of education in election-dependent Himachal Pradesh, the AAP reported.
Giving information about Sisodia’s visit, AAP state spokesperson ID Bhandari told media that the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister would share his views on how the Kejriwal government is providing quality education in Delhi.
In response to media queries, Gaurav Sharma, another AAP spokesperson in the state, said that the time and place of Sisodia’s visit would be shared with the media soon.
Complaining that the condition of schools in the hill states is very bad, Bhandari said that Sisodia, who also maintains the education portfolio of the Delhi government, would also share his views on improving the education system in Himachal Pradesh when AAP comes to power. The state, which is set to go to the polls in December.
Raising questions about teacher recruitment, the AAP spokesperson further complained that all appointments in the education department – from a university vice-chancellor to a school teacher – are being made by people with a “special norm”. He alleged that merit was being neglected while hiring teachers.
Another spokesperson Sharma claimed that schools were being run in toiletless and rented buildings near Lokkar Bazaar and Sankat Mochan Mandir in the state capital.
With input from PTI
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