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Cambridge experts for Mizo teachers

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Aizawl, Sep 10 (UNI) Aiming to upgrade the educational standard, the Mizoram government has adopted University of Cambridge International Examination (UCIE) model of 'Training in English and General Teaching Skills' for school teachers of the state.

A group of 15 experts from Cambridge has started year-long training in the first batch following an MoU signed last March with Cambridge University and its affiliates Academy for Professioanl Excellence and First English Education Institutes Ltd.

Describing the government initiative, state Education minister Dr R Lalthangliana said, '' We want our future generations to come up with an excellent command over English and for which we initiated the move and believe other NE states will follow it''.

The state would spend Rs 350 lakh a year, for five years, envisages giving training to all 16,000 teachers of government and private schools in the state. About 2000 teachers have been selected to undergo training in the first batch which would be conducted at six centres in Aizawl and two centres in Lunglei.

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