Dont worry for not having degrees: IGNOU VC

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Chennai, Apr 30 (UNI) Those who have skills and knowledge but not holding any degrees or diploma certificates need not worry.

They would be trained and given certificates making them employable, thanks to the initiative to be taken by Bharat Sevak Samaj (BSS), a National Development Organisation formed by the Planning Commission to ensure public co-operation for implementing government plans.

Delivering the keynote address at the BSS Annual Action Plan Meet 2008 here today, IGNOU Vice-Chancellor, V N Rajasekharan Pillai said IGNOU would sign a MoU with BSS in this regard. The MoU would come into force from July this year.

Observing that nearly two million trained primary teachers for the Sarva Siksha Abiyaan (SSA) programme would be needed in the next two years, he said organisations like BSS has to identify the skills and knowledge of ordinary people and provide them vocational training.

He also urged the BSS to train those living in foreign countries by providing them certificates which would help them fetch better jobs.

Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland Governor K Sankara Narayanan said the primary objectives of the BSS was to develop a venue of voluntary services for the citizens of India. This would promote national sufficiency and build up the economic strength of the country, including promotion of social well being of the communities, he added.

Earlier, Mr Sankara Narayanan released the BSS Annual Action Plan Meet-2008 and Mr Rajasekharan Pillai received the first copy.

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