New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project under New Education Policy 2020.
While addressing the press conference after the cabinet meeting, he added that the STARS project, which costs Rs.5718, will be implemented with a support from World Bank support amounting to approximately Rs.3700 crore.
“This will impact the very processes of education in early childhood care – fundamental literacy and fundamental numeracy. For this, we need to train the teachers. We have to improve board examinations.
There shall be separate assessment institution which will come in force. The World Bank will give Rs.700 crores to Government. The state governments will give Rs.2000 crores,” he stated.
The minister further said India has started implementing the New Education Policy 2020. The base is learning with understanding and learning outcome is important.
There should be an improvement in learning. Therefore, the cabinet approved a new programme called Strengthening Teaching Learning and Results for States (STARS) project.
The centrally sponsored project will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education and it will cover 6 States such as Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.