Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) To Be Merged With State Board : Varsha Gaikwad

Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) will be merged with the state education board i.e. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). MIEB was formed by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in 2018.

Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) To Be Merged With State Board : Varsha Gaikwad
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In the State Cabinet meeting that was held on Tuesday, March 17, State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad stated that  Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) will be merged with the state education board i.e. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). MIEB was formed by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in 2018. 

As stated in the Hindustan Times, an Education Department Official stated that if the policy of the state government is to impart quality education to all students then it will not be fair to set up a separate board in the name of providing high-quality education to selected students. The school syllabus should be approved by the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT), which was not followed by MIEB before preparing the syllabus for textbook. The department was also of the view that there is no need to have two education boards in the state, after which the cabinet decided to merge MIEB with MSBSHSE. 

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After coming to power, Varsha Gaikwad has implemented several important policies for education. One of the most important ones was of introducing Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools in civic-run schools. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) first Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will be at Mumbai Public School (MPS) school at Woollen Mill in Mahim and Poonam Nagar School in Jogeshwari respectively. This move has garnered a great response as several students are opting for it. 

Earlier this year, she even proposed that schools should now have a job-centric syllabus. The textbooks currently focus on Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. However, the new syllabus may include their policies, such as the taxation system, water conservation, afforestation and relief measures during natural calamities. This, in turn, would help students in understanding the practical application of whatever they study in their respective fields. 

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