The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new ‘Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS)’ program under the National Education Policy (NEP). 5718 crore rupees will be spent under the World Bank assisted program. The announcement was made by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar after the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The program will be implemented as a new centrally funded program by the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Central Government.
Javadekar said that this program will be implemented in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madh Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha. He said, “This will pave the way for fundamental improvement in education. Language knowledge of students will improve and the rate of completion of secondary education will improve. Javadekar said that this decision will increase cooperation between states, training of teachers and improving examinations as well as enable India to participate in international competitions with preparation.

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