Mumbai’s municipal teachers to get English training from British Council

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In its recent move to bring semi-English pattern of instructions in its schools, Mumbai’s municipal corporation has tied up with the British council to train its teachers on how to impart lessons in English.

Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte in his budget speech said the MOU has been signed with British council for training 9,600 MCGM teachers during next five years starting from 2013-14 to 2017-18. Under this programme every teacher is given 20 days training per year for two years. Currently training of 2,400 teaches has started.

Kunte added that the programme had been introduced to 177 schools during 2013-2014 and the results were encouraging. The enrollment in many of those schools showed upward trend.

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The semi-English pattern of instructions has been proposed to be introduced in all the 1,150 schools during the next five years. Under this pattern, Mathematics and Science will be imparted in English language whereas other subjects will be taught in the mother tongue.

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