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International Baccalaureate board will soon become the knowledge partner of newly formed Delhi Board of School Education. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday that Delhi government has signed an MoU with International Baccalaureate, an education board from Singapore that works in 159 countries.

The board has agreed to provide support to Delhi Board of School Education in curriculum and teachers' training.

CM Arvind Kejriwal said in an online briefing, "Delhi government has signed a deal with International Baccalaureate today, an education board from Singapore. It is an international education board to which some of the best schools across India and the world are affiliated."

"Children from richer families attend such schools. It has agreements with 5500 schools across the world and it works in 159 countries. It has agreements with governments of the USA, Canada, Spain, South Korea etc," said Delhi Arvind Kejriwal describing the board's international repute and dealings.

"There are two systems of education in India, one for poor and one for the rich. Poor children are admitted to government schools while rich children go to private schools. Now even our underprivileged children will get international-level education. This will eradicate their poverty. We have always believed that education can eradicate poverty. This model will also give a new direction to this nation and eradicate poverty on the national level," Chief Minister mentioned during the briefing.

After signing the agreement, Chief minister tweeted, Delhi Board of School Education signs an MOU today with International Baccalaureate (IB). A big day for Delhiites.

Earlier this year, the AAP-led government announced to set up of the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE). Speaking about it, he said, "We are starting with 30 schools right now. Private schools can get affiliated too."

Noting that International level experts will come to the schools and train the teachers, he said, "These experts will also help in deciding and putting together a mode of assessment for children. International experts will visit our schools for inspection, verification and certification purposes too. They will help find the flaws in our schools and in rectifying them."

"Government schools used to be in a bad state. But ever since our government has come into power, we have brought revolutionary changes in school education. We have transformed the infrastructure of the government schools, provided international-level training to our teachers," the CM also said.

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