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Delhi government to send school heads to Cambridge for training

New Delhi : The Delhi government will soon send 90 school principals to Cambridge University for an education leadership training exercise, as part of its teachers training initiative.

“At first, 90 principals will be sent to Cambridge University in three batches. This education leadership programme will span over 10 days,” a government official said.

The move came after two Cambridge University officials — Jaydeep Prabhu and Harold Chi — met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday.

The principals will also be sent to other top institutions and universities like Oxford, Harvard, IITs and IIMs.

The Delhi government has allocated Rs.102 crore for international training of principals and teachers in the budget for the current financial year.

During his interaction with the Cambridge officials, Sisodia said: “Our principals and teachers are very talented, but we need to impart them with the necessary leadership skills.”

“Officials from Cambridge University revealed that the principals going for training would also be visiting local schools to understand the education system of UK in detail. They will also interact with the teachers of government schools there.”