Agartala: Tripura government has decided to start vocational courses in IT, electronics, agriculture, retail management in 55 more schools in addition to the 80 schools for which the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) had approved earlier.
Education minister, Ratan Lal Nath said that the approval for starting the vocational courses in 80 schools was given by the ministry in two phases.
“In 2018-19 academic sessions the education department had sought approval to open vocational courses in 50 schools, while the MHRD approved 24 schools. Similarly, the department sought approval for 80 schools in 2019-20 sessions and approval for 56 schools was given. Tripura board of secondary education (TBSE) would be monitoring this course in the respective schools,” Nath said.
He also said that the education department had introduced several reforms to upgrade education in Tripura since the formation of BJP-IPFT government in the state.
The courses will be outsourced to private agencies who will be selected through an open tender. They will recruit vocational training providers (VTP) with post-graduation or higher qualification. Currently, Sivin Tech Group from Sikkim is working in different schools of Tripura. The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE), as well as the Government of India, would be issuing certificates to students passing out.
“The students are trained in these courses for jobs like domestic data entry operators, computer hardware, field technicians for electronics and hardware programme, animal health workers, livestock health control executives in agriculture programme and as store operation assistant in retail management programme,” Nath added.
After completing the courses, the TBSE will issue certificates and grades to all the students and they would be certified by both the Centre and state governments.
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