CHANDIGARH: Jhajjar being the first district selected for Haryana-United Kingdom cooperation programme, a four-member delegation of teachers from Britain has visited theGovt Girls Senior Secondary School in Jhajjar. The programme aims at further strengthening cultural and educational relations between India and that country.
Stating this here on Wednesday, an official spokesman said that British Council, which organized the visit, was a well known international organization in the field of education. The visit would further develop relations between teachers and students of both countries, he said.
Coordinator of the delegation, Garden Nisbet, said that delegation members would always remember their visit to Haryana and that it was his first visit to India. India had made significant progress in the field of education and many Indian students go to Britain to pursue further studies. They had been able to leave their mark in Britain due to their strong foundation of primary education obtained here in India. The delegation was visiting India to study about the educational system of the country,'' he said. The delegation also apprised their counterparts here about the education system in their country. The delegation also took a round of the school while girl students of the school presented a cultural programme in honour of the visiting dignitaries.
Later, interacting with mediapersons, the coordinator said that 90% of education in Britain was under government control. Most students were admitted in these schools only. There was no code or uniform for students of class 12 and above and a large number of Indian students were studying in the schools of Britain, he said.