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Mumbai’s BMC Will Tie-Up Municipal Schools With International Baccalaureate And Cambridge Board, Parents Are Excited

By Yash Yadav

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is hoping to associate its schools with the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Board.
A view of the CISCE-associated municipal school in Mumbai. | Photo: Purva Chitnis/ThePrint

Mumbai: If all works out, kids in Mumbai can review in International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Board (IGCSE) – subsidiary government-funded schools from June one year from now, with practically no expense.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal enterprise (BMC) is hoping to associate BMC schools, presently called Mumbai Public School, with the two international boards.

BMC Education Officer Raju Tadvi stated to the Print that “we have started discussions on this and plan to have one school per ward and plan to have these boards from nursery to 10th standard”.

At present, the conversations are at an advanced level with Cambridge Board, an authority from the BMC instruction office, who is related with the venture, said on the condition of confidentiality.

It is a vision of the cabinet minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and he is specifically holding converses with these boards alongside BMC authorities.

In mid-November Thackeray had a conversation with Annie Michailidou, head of worldwide commitment, Cambridge Partnership for Education. Francis Joseph, educationalist and master, is likewise dynamic in connecting Cambridge to BMC.

Presently, the BMC has put the proposition for regulatory authorization. When this assent is gotten, it will be set before the schooling board of trustees of the house and work can begin later that.

The officers are keen to start the school by June next year. The arrangement is to begin from nursery to the fifth norm by June 2022. Taking everything into account, the discussions are at the starter level inside the BMC, the official said.

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