3 lakh teachers to be trained in Bihar with World Bank’s financial aid


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 Bihar: The Bihar cabinet Friday formally approved a proposal  to train three lakh school teachers with financial help from the  World Bank, officials said.

Principal Secretary, Cabinet, Sishir Sinha said that the cabinet  has approved the education department’s proposal to train the  school teachers to increase their effectiveness and quality of  education given to children at the elementary level.

“The proposed programme will run from 2015-16 to 2019-20,  for which the Bihar government, the central government and  the World Bank have signed an agreement,” he said.

Sinha said that a total of $357 million – $250 million provided by the World Bank and the rest by the state government – will be spent on the programme. (IANS)