The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank has approved USD 500 million in loans to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states.
The STARS (Strengethenin Teaching-Learning andReustls for States program) program will benefit about 250 million students and over 10 million teachers.
Apart from STARS, The bank has provided total assistance of more than USD 3 billion towards this goal.
On the national level, through Samagra Shiksha and partnership with the states of Rajasthan, Odisha, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. STARS will enhance learning evaluation systems, facilitate school to work transition, strengthen classroom instruction and remediation, and strengthen governance and decentralised management.
India can significantly improve and recognise the need for learning outcomes to nurture future growth and satisfy the requirements of the labour market. Stated World Bank Country Director in India Junaid Ahmad.
He further added, investing more in the early years of education will equip children with the abilities required to compete for future jobs.