Sibal favours setting up of PPP model to set up schools

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday favoured Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to set up residential schools and colleges for the disadvantaged sections.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 21:03 PM IST

New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday
favoured Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to set up
residential schools and colleges for the disadvantaged
sections.

Chairing the first meeting of the Round Table
Conference on Educational Development of Women, SCs/STs and
people with disabilities, the Minister suggested setting up a
task force to prepare a PPP model for this which could be
sustainable.

The Miniser also said there was a need to develop a
special national plan for the skill development of PwDs.

"This is required in order to give them greater
opportunity but care will have to be exercised that it is not
done at the cost of normal education," Sibal said.

He said in order to address the issue of quality
teaching in schools the Ministry will seek, in the next plan,
to expand the scope of the National Mission on ICT
(Information and Communications Technology) to school
education also from its current higher education mandate.

He also suggested that the Ministry can work on
preparing a programme of a national fellowship for vocational
and higher education.

PTI