Admissions are declining in the schools run by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and in light of this concern the state's education department is now looking to private schools to aid them in raising the admissions.
For this purpose the department has approached India-UK school network to help civic schools in raising the standard of the education via twining program and resource sharing with the private schools. If everything worked smoothly according to plan then 30 private schools will take part along with the 20 civic schools, in order to create national leaders of education (NLEs), which is scheduled to begin from June 2107 to March 2018.
Leaders from each school will be paired with each other and help each other in improving the quality of education in their respective schools. 19 private schools have already been trained under the same program and they will help by supporting the civic school leaders. "This will create a positive relationship between our schools leaders and the government, which will go a long way in improving the perception of private schools in the government circles,” said Francis Joseph, co-founder, School Leaders Network.
“We are trying to improve the overall quality of government schools in Maharashtra,” said Nand Kumar, principal secretary of the department. “We are considering this programme because it has been carried out across the globe.”