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State to leave school reforms to experts

mumbai Updated: Feb 01, 2011 00:47 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar
Sayli Udas Mankikar
Hindustan Times
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After many of its decisions taken to revamp the education system ended up in legal tangles, the state government has now decided to let experts handle the subject.

The government will set up a think tank comprising educationists, education officers, teachers and parents to suggest reforms for the school education system, sources in Mantralaya said. School education minister Rajendra Darda confirmed this on Monday, saying the details are being worked out.

The think tank will come up with new ideas for policies for schools across all boards. It will have monthly review meetings and submit reports to Darda.

The school education department has been struggling with issues such as online examinations, fee regulation laws and implementation of the Right To Education Act.

Basanti Roy, former secretary of the Mumbai division of the Secondary School Certificate board, said the state should take the think tank’s recommendations seriously. “The group should work with the administration and study existing policies before giving its views,” she said.

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