Indian experts in the field of mathematics and science will be getting help from Japan to improve the quality of mathematics and science education in the country.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will train bureaucrats from the HRD ministry, experts from schools boards and primary school teachers of these subjects.
The aim of the training, which will be held in Japan, will be to enable participants to learn skills to formulate lesson plans that stimulate students' learning and thus contribute to improving the quality of maths and science education.
The training duration will be from September 30 to November 14. The last date for submitting applications is July 20.
The training will be conducted under the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Programme as part of the Official Development Assistance of the Government of Japan based on a bilateral agreement between the governments.
The participants will get opportunities to identify approaches and strategies to construct lesson plans about maths and science through lectures, practices and observations. They shall also propose an action plan describing what they are expected to do after returning.
A number of surveys have highlighted the need to improve maths and science performances at the school level in India.