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  Metros   Mumbai  02 Feb 2018  Budget 2018: Edu pundits praise focus on training of teachers

Budget 2018: Edu pundits praise focus on training of teachers

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 2, 2018, 2:48 am IST
Updated : Feb 2, 2018, 6:10 pm IST

The budget makes a dent in the education space but does not go far enough.

Husien Dohadwalla, head of curriculum at the Fazlani L’Academie Globale and DY Patil International School Network feels the budget is moving towards a digitised environment in education.
 Husien Dohadwalla, head of curriculum at the Fazlani L’Academie Globale and DY Patil International School Network feels the budget is moving towards a digitised environment in education.

Mumbai: The government sought to revitalise the infrastructure of the schools by launching the Revitalising of Infra-structure and Systems of Education (RISE) with a total investment of Rs 1,00,000 crore. On the other hand, the several city-based students and educationists feel there is less focus given to the funds for Centrally-funded institutes, like the IIT-B and TISS, while provisions for teachers’ training and merger of school education from kindergarten to class 12 to treat education holistically tends to impress them.

“The budget makes a dent in the education space but does not go far enough. The government’s commitment to boosting teacher training and investing in technology is a step in the right direction.

However there needs to be more specificity in the end-goals of education which this spending is going to achieve,” said Madhu Agrawal, co-founder of Callido Learning LLP, a learning science and digital publishing company.

However, Mr Husien Dohadwalla, head of curriculum, feels the budget is moving towards a digitised environment in education.

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