The meeting of the highest body to suggest educational changes to central and state governments, Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), will be held tomorrow. One of the important agenda of the meeting is to include a passage from the autobiography of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, as per suggestions given in August meeting last year, in the English textbooks of the SSC and HSC boards.
According to sources this was proposed by CABE member Latif Magdum, who also gave the suggestion to set up of a medical science institute for certificate courses in first aid, hospital and ward management. Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), which comes under the HRD Ministry, BB Kumar suggested a policy update in regular manner for education, in relation to manpower.
Some of the other plans of agenda
include extending Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
for pre-school and secondary education, develop quality in school education.
136 people died after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania Accordingly many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight. As per report the MV Nyerere ferry overturned near Ukara Island on its way from Bugorora. Meanwhile it is thought the overloaded vessel tipped over when crowds on board moved to one side as it docked.
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