CBSE international curriculum to empower students

CBSE international curriculum to empower students

Principals of 79 Indian schools in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and other educationists from India attended the 23rd Conference of the Council of CBSE Schools in the Gulf, a statement from the Indian embassy in Kuwait has said.

India's Ambassador to Kuwait, Ajai Malhotra, said that he was satisfied that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had recently adopted a new international curriculum that addressed global needs and met the requirements of students outside India.

He also noted that the new curriculum envisaged an enquiry based approach and will link teachers and students as partners in learning, empowering students in the process.

"It will promote critical and creative thinking, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and cater to the different pace of learners. It will build upon the basic strength of the

Indian education system, while relating to local issues and culture," he said.
Ambassador Malhotra said that the new international curriculum would be especially beneficial to Indian Diaspora students and those coming to India for higher education.

It would also be welcomed by those seeking an international curriculum without the high fees charged by other international boards.

GCC is a political and economic union involving six Arab states of the Persian Gulf namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with many economic and social objectives.