New Delhi, August 18: Delhi's Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday announced setting up of four new polytechnics to boost education in the national capital.
"To provide informal training to girls, SC, STs, OBCs and youth residing in villages of Delhi, four new polytechnics will be established, where employment-oriented training shall be imparted," Jung said in his Independence Day address at a function held at the Chhatrasal Stadium.
He said an "outreach scheme" for students belonging to the weaker sections will be launched soon. "The government has been doing a lot for the upliftment of the weaker section students. A 'Technical Education Community Outreach Scheme' will be launched in the next couple of months," he said. Jung said the city has performed well in the area of education for the past couple of years and the youth need to adhere to positive thinking and work towards achieving greater role in life.
"The students in Delhi have achieved great success in the field of education. Over 80 percent students have succeeded in Class 12th examinations. "Over 21,000 students from weaker sections got admitted in unaided schools. A lot of emphasis has been laid on providing improved sanitation and infrastructure facilities in government schools," he said.
In his speech, Jung also announced that new buildings for Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College under Delhi University will come up by the end of 2014.
"Delhi has the highest per capita income in the country. Besides, there has been growth in our economy. The government has made a provision of 67 percent of its budget towards social welfare," Jung said.