The board will have the right to affiliate schools in other states, countries
Pune: In a recent Government Resolution (GR), the government has announced formation of ‘Maharashtra International Education Board’ to bring about the education in the State to international standards.
The decision comes as an extension to another GR that was released around a month ago which stated that the State government has decided to create around 100 schools across the state that will provide world-class education to kids.
The newly created international board is meant to affiliate the ‘Ojas’ and ‘Tejas’ schools planned to be opened by the State government.
According to the earlier GR, the process will begin by starting 10 ‘Ojas’ Schools under six regions across the state. Each of these 10 Ojas Schools, in turn, will guide nine other schools in their vicinity to raise their standards to the international level. These schools will be referred to as ‘Tejas’ Schools.
The schools to be transformed as Tejas schools will be selected from municipality schools, tribal schools and rural schools.
In order to create schools of international standards, there is a need to provide these schools with enough freedom and autonomy. Hence there is a need to create a separate board for these schools, the GR states.
The committees that will be established under the Board are Standing Committee, Controlling and Management Committee, Project Management Committee, Curriculum Committee, Evaluation Committee, Training and Development Group and Merit Section.
The schools in the state with their medium of instruction as English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil could be affiliated to the Board. The Board will also have the rights to affiliate schools in other states, even other countries. The Board will function on a self-finance policy.