Mr Sisodia added that only three per cent private schools in Delhi have counselling provisions.
New Delhi: In a move that will benefit around four lakh students, the Delhi government on Tuesday said that the students of Class 10 and 12 in government-run schools will get career-related counselling from experts. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that from the upcoming academic session, the government will also offer a merit-cum-means fee waiver scheme for needy students who wish to pursue higher studies in any of the six state universities in the national capital.
“There are around four lakh students enrolled in Classes 10-12 in Delhi government schools. So far there has been no provision of providing any counselling to them for making informed career choices and deal with any emotional problems at the personal level,” Mr Sisodia said.
“We have tied up with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), counsellors have been appointed and their training process began on Tuesday. They will offer one-on-one counselling for students, data of which will also be made available online and experts roped in for the purpose,” he said.
Mr Sisodia added that only three per cent private schools in Delhi have counselling provisions. The Education Minister also announced a fee-waiver scheme on merit-cum-means basis for students taking admission in undergraduate courses in six state universities.