Government waits for committee recommendations on regulations for international schools

January 18th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The Prime Minister’’s Office has suggested that the Bill prepared by the HRD ministry to regulate the creation of international schools and the appointment of foreign teachers in the international institutes be examined by a Committee, has led to the issue being referred to a Committee of Secretaries.
The government’’s initiative to bring a Bill to regulate international schools operating across the country will thus get delayed, as the Government lacks any information about the number of international schools in the country, their fee structure, course curriculum and functioning.
Despite a Cabinet note being moved on the issue last week, the PMO said the matter should be examined by the committee before being taken to the Cabinet again.
These schools are affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Public School System, Vancouver School Board and many other international school boards.
The government maintains a monitoring role on the academic activities in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for Indian School Certificate Examination and the other state boards. (ANI)

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