Haryana to launch learning enhancement programme in 3,222 schools

under the LEP, 18,000 government primary school teachers have been trained over the last one month as part of Haryana’s Quality Improvement Program. GURGAON: The state government’s massive initiative – Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) – which was prepared in collaboration with Boston consultancy group to substantially enhance quality of education in government schools will become Read More

4 lakh youths to get employment opportunities in Haryana

Haryana government has started programmes for skill development of the youths. AMBALA: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that “four lakh youths would be given employment opportunities” under the state’s Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015. On the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ drive, Haryana government has started similar programmes for skill development Read More

Nitish Kumar flays Modi Govt for announcing rail hike before budget

Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar. (Source: PTI) Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday criticised Narendra Modi government for promoting a “bad tradition” of announcing hike in Railway fare and freight before presentation of Railway budget in Parliament. “They are promising the country that ‘Achye deen aa gaye hain’ Read More

Five bizarre ‘lessons’ in Indian textbooks

In 2012 the country passed the Right to Education act which guarantees free and compulsory education for all children until the age of 14. However, some of the “facts” that have been found in textbooks around the country have given rise to speculation over what exactly passes for “education” in India. Glaring mistakes, downright lies Read More

Cuts threaten precious UK universities, says Oxford head

Image captionProf Hamilton is stepping down as Oxford vice-chancellor to become president of New York University Politicians risk throwing away “the jewel” that is the UK’s higher education system, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University has warned. Prof Andrew Hamilton said any cuts to support for universities and their research amounted to a false economy. He Read More