Thursday, 10 November 2011

India's education still of poor quality: WB

DOHA, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- World Bank Director Education Elizabeth M King said though India is enrolling more students in schools and colleges, the quality of education in the nation remains poor.
"India has the resources to formulate an efficient education policy, inequality in distribution of resources remains a cause of concern. There is no opportunities for the poor as the government is not using the funds appropriately," she told Press Trust of India (PTI) on the sidelines of World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) here.
"It's not enough that you are putting more children into schools and colleges each year, you will have to bring them at par with international standard."
She said that although India has some good institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), but it have not reach the standard like The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Leeds in terms of quality of education provided.
King said that the World Bank expects India to have ambitions to compete with the best education providers in the world.
Praising Indian Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal for his good vision for future of India and open to technological innovations, King said India is a country which experiments a lot but the school and colleges functioning without any infrastructure.
On another note, she said World Bank played the role in helping education scenario in India by supporting basic education in the country to augment the Right to Education (RTE).
"Our contribution is to bring knowledge and experience to help design education policy. In terms of monetary help, we only contribute a drop in the bucket," she said.

No comments:

Post a Comment