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Ten measures for education rejig in Budget 2017

Source | The Economic Times 

NEW DELHI: Budget 2017 has proposed several revolutionary steps to boost the quality of education in the interiors of the country and make the youth employable. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley quoted Swami Vivekananda to show his commitment to the youth-“The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life…is it worth the name?”

Below are the 10 proposals which will be radically impact both school and higher education:

1. A system of measuring annual learning outcomes in our schools. Emphasis will be given on science education and flexibility in curriculum to promote creativity through local innovative content.

2. An Innovation Fund for Secondary Education will be created to encourage local innovation for ensuring universal access, gender parity and quality improvement. This will include ICT-enabled learning transformation. The focus will be on 3,479 educationally backward blocks.

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