Chennai, Nov 21: Thousands of students in March across the country will be preparing for the examinations that will test their skills and lead to certificates, diplomas and degrees. This March, thousands of uneducated workers will find their skills being recognised with certification for the first time.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University has started to implement the Assessment and Certification of Prior Learning programme, recently approved by the Union Ministry of Labour. The university is in the process of developing the tools needed to test candidates and the first level of certification will be rolled out by March 2009, according to Vice-Chancellor V N Rajasekharan Pillai. The target is to certify one lakh people per year, he added.