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Focus on career courses

Delhi Public School (DPS), Bhagalpur, has decided to set up a centre for competitive examinations and a foreign language department to make its students career-oriented.

Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, pro-vice-chairman, DPS Bhagalpur, said: “The competitive exam classes will be held twice a week for students of Class VIII onwards for free. The centre will be started under the guidance of IIT students.”

The school has also decided to set up a foreign language department with an aim to strengthen the public diplomacy and inculcate promotion of ideas of citizens as diplomats and exchange programme of students.

Srivastava said: “Borys Zahorulkho, a PhD in English linguist, will join the school as the foreign language department head from mid-August with a team of five teachers from Russia.”

Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Afghanistan ambassador to India, and Saifulla Delawar, the political and education secretary will visit the school in mid-September to inaugurate the first classes of Persian and Pashto.

Srivastava said: “During a meeting on July 10 in New Delhi, Abdali requested me to start these two Afghan language classes to strengthen the public and diplomatic relationship between the two countries. He had also showed interest in student exchange programme between DPS Bhagalpur and top schools of Kabul.”