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Maharashtra ropes in British Council to upgrade English teaching in schools

Mumbai, Jul 6: Maharashtra Government has tied-up with the British Council to enhance English language teaching skills of teachers of the state-run secondary schools.  Education Minister Rajendra Darda said that his department in collaboration with

PTI [ Updated: July 06, 2013 21:12 IST ]
maharashtra ropes in british council to upgrade english
maharashtra ropes in british council to upgrade english teaching in schools

Mumbai, Jul 6: Maharashtra Government has tied-up with the British Council to enhance English language teaching skills of teachers of the state-run secondary schools. 






Education Minister Rajendra Darda said that his department in collaboration with the British Council would implement ‘English Language Initiative for Secondary Schools'.  

“Specifically, teachers who teach students of VIIth to Xth class would be trained in English language. Around 20,000 teachers from the state will be trained by the government and British Council,” Darda said.

Last year, education department had signed an agreement with the British Council to train teachers from government-run primary schools.

Darda said that education department has opened a corporate social responsibility (CSR) cell, which will provide platform for corporates to invest in school development programmes such as upgrading school infrastructure, setting up libraries, laboratories and so on.

“We are not asking them (corporate houses) for money. We are just providing them CSR platform,” the minister said.
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