CBSE Plans to set up Centre in Gulf

The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) plans to set up a new centre for schools in the Gulf to provide better services to students there.

“The centre will most likely be in Dubai since it has the largest concentration of CBSE schools in the Gulf,” said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

A sub – regional office would be opened in the Gulf region within three months as the first step, said Joshi. He said the board would start accreditation for all affiliated schools by sending inspecting teams from India to the Gulf every five years.

Two assessors from one of the 12 private agencies selected by the board and one CBSE observer will evaluate the school for two days, and their list of recommendations will be examined by the board.

“It will be compulsory for all CBSE schools to get accredited. Schools that fail to receive an accreditation will be given one chance, failing which their CBSE affiliation will be revoked,” said Joshi.

Human resource development minister M M Pallam Raju, who was speaking with school principals in Dubai via teleconference after inaugurating a two – day workshop for the CBSE schools there, made the formal announcement on 25th September, 2013.

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