Manish Sisodia meets UK Skills Minister to boost higher education and jobs in Delhi. See the details
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia met with UK Skills Minister Alex Burghart on Wednesday to explore new partnership opportunities to boost the higher education system in Delhi.
The high-level meeting between the two leaders took place, on the third day of his visit to the UK, to discuss mutual cooperation for higher education between British and Delhi universities. In addition, the Deputy Chief Minister also visited the University of East London (UEL) and University College London (UCL).
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi noted that “future partnerships with UK higher education institutions will help us to promote innovation and create 21st century jobs in Delhi. An informative meeting with the Minister of Skills and the faculties of the universities gave us the opportunity to understand their work and the programs implemented here.I have really innovative ideas that can be implemented in our state universities.
Sisodia said the government looked forward to collaborating with universities across the UK to work together on different areas such as teacher training, sports, skills development and research.
“These collaborations will help realize the vision of the Kejriwal government to provide world-class education to every student in Delhi. Institutes like UEL and UCL are among the best institutes of higher learning in the world and are working diligently towards holistic development of students,” he added.
This development comes after the Delhi government pushed for discussions with UCL in the past to explore different avenues including curriculum design, research collaboration, exchange programs, creative assessments, etc. . regarding Delhi Teachers University.
Collaboration between Delhi Sports University and UEL is also envisaged in relation to the design of sports university programs and capacity building. Sisodia said: “UEL is known for playing a vital role in the 2012 Olympics held in London and it is the best university for sports education in London. The university has a dedicated school to Health, Sport and Biosciences, which provides hands-on, experiential-based education in multiple sport disciplines.We look forward to collaborating with UEL to work on capacity building, designing innovative programs and research for Delhi Sports University.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister also visited Reay Primary School in London, which serves pupils aged 3 to 11. While interacting with students and school faculty members, Sisodia said, “Elementary school builds the basic framework for a child’s future. Reay primary has worked with dedication to improve primary education in the UK. Their vision of enabling children to become lifelong learners aligns with the Kejriwal government’s vision. In Delhi too, we are working to improve the primary education system and would like to adopt some of the practices of Reay Primary, in our schools, for the benefit of our children. »
(With agency contributions)