World Bank approved USD 500 million loan to improve quality of school education

STARS aims to support Indias response to the challenges by strengthening implementation at the local level, investing in teacher capacity.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Jun 29, 2020 08:06:29 pm

World Bank approved USD 500 million loan to improve quality of school education

29 June 2020 Current Affairs:The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. The approval is given by the Board of Executive Directors. The board approved a loan for Strengthening the Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS).

Highlights:
♦ It is expected that around 250 million students, between the age of 6 and 17, in 1.5 million schools, and over 10 million teachers will benefit from the program.
♦ The STARS program has built a long partnership between India and the World Bank, since 1994.
♦ STARS aims to support India’s response to the challenges by strengthening implementation at the local level, investing in teacher capacity.
♦ It also aims to ensure that no child of any background is left behind from the right to education.
♦ STARS will enhance the learning assessment systems and strengthen classroom instruction and remediation in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
♦ It will also facilitate school-to-work transition, and strengthen governance and decentralized management.
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