Wednesday, March 10, 2010

UDF plans new policy on education

Thiruvananthapuram: The United Democratic Front (UDF) has taken another step towards formulating a new education policy for schools based on the keyword �peoples curriculum.

The basic idea is to hold a series of workshops on education across the State, spearheaded by the Opposition coalitions Expert Committee on Education set up a few months ago.

The workshops will focus on the various problems Keralas school education sector is facing and come up with a policy framework, according to G.V. Hari, member-secretary of the expert committee.

The first of the workshop series will be held at Indira Bhavan, headquarters of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), here on March 12.

The State-level workshop, to be inaugurated by former Education Minister T.M. Jacob, will be followed by 14 district-level workshops. The workshops will discuss two general issues related to school education, four core issues and 11 theme topics.

The core issues include topics related to the primary, high school, higher secondary and vocation school sectors.

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