Sibal says vocationalisation to be brought into Secondary Education

Secondary education is to be made inclusive of vocational education. In order to do so, it is proposed that training curriculum be flexible to be able to address skill sets of vocations peculiar to a region. This will make the vocational education in secondary education relevant and useful to students from economically weaker sections, and will also act as a support for the sustenance and development of handicraft industries. While addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal mentioned the same. The subject of the meeting was 'Universalisation of Secondary Education'.

It was underlined by Shri Kapil Sibal that there is a need to undertake geospatial mapping of the states with regard to the unavailability primary, secondary and higher education institutions in these states and match the availability with the geographical data on children population. This will give the government the information for setting up institution as per the requirement, so that large areas are not left without schools and colleges, and in contrast some areas are clustered with schools/colleges.

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