Big Education Debate: Will Sibal’s reforms work

Your Education is Our World

Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has proposed radical changes in school education in India.

He wants to “de-traumatise” education by making the Class 10 Board Exams optional; he wants to create a single and pan-Indian board for Class 12 exams and he wants to replace marks by grades in Classes 9 and 10 of CBSE-affiliated schools.

He wants an independent accreditation body for school education and he wants to enact the Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill.

He wants to encourage private investments in education; he wants to review the functioning of existing deemed universities and he wants a regulatory authority in higher education in which “there would be no political interference.”

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