Dec 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm by
National Affairs, Rapid GK
Suggesting increased private partnership as a viable financial model to enhance investments in the education sector, the government has recommended raising fees in higher education institutions and allowing schools to function as profit-making bodies with a regulatory mechanism in place.
- For students belonging to weaker sections, there could be provision for financing grants for pursuing higher education, repayable after students start earning so as to ensure sustainability of the system, Mid-Year Analysis for 2010-11 tabled in the Lok Sabha recommended.
- While appreciating the creation of new institutions and various reforms proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, including establishing a National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER) as an overarching regulatory body for higher education, the analysis, nevertheless, says adequacy of teachers ” both in numbers and quality ” remains a cause for concern.