Comments are closed. Secretary of State for Education and Skills Charles Clarke has promised morejoined-up thinking for the post-16 years education and training sector, andless bureaucracy. His plans were announced as details were released to make the ModernApprentice (MA) scheme more attractive to employers by making skills morerelevant and flexible. Addressing the Association of Learning Providers’ Partners in Learning 2003conference, Clarke said: “A diverse and strong provider base is vital toour plans in the post-16 sector to allow all our young people to reach theirpotential, to give those whose main-stream education has failed, a vital secondchance and lay firm foundations for lifelong learning.” He drew attention to the employers’ agenda. “A high-quality, crediblenetwork of work-based learning providers is essential to ensure employers’skills needs are understood and training is in place to meet them,” hetold delegates at the conference in Birmingham last month. The DfES is pressing on with its promotion of Modern Apprenticeships and hasset targets of 28 per cent of 16-21 year olds entering the scheme by 2004/05.Latest estimates show it will have achieved 99 per cent of its interim targetsfor 2002/03 with 149,000 young people being part of the system. It has promised to work with the new employer-led MA Taskforce to promotethe scheme and steer their future development. Speaking after the conference, deputy chairman of the new taskforce IanFerguson said employers still perceived MAs as being too bureaucratic andinflexible .” Ferguson, chairman of software company Data Connection, wants to seeemployers take their own initiative to develop MA models which would then be approvedby Sector Skills Councils “But the first thing to do is improveawareness,” he said. “And we need to do more work to make them moreflexible.” Ferguson said it is recognised that many young people need extra support.”In August the new Entry to Employment programme will be rolled outnationally, ” he said. “This is for disadvantaged and disaffectedyoung people to gain the skills needed to progress to Foundation MAs,employment or further vocational learning.” Clarke had outlined the need for bureaucracy to be pruned – a challengehanded to the chairman of the Bureaucracy Taskforce, Sir George Sweeney, whowill draw up recommendation for work-based learning providers following similarwork last year on Further Education colleges. “The aim is to try to identify those things the system generates whichare not serving the interests of young people,” Sweeney told TrainingMagazine. “The more pounds we can push down to the frontline, thebetter,” he said. Sweeney’s department will set up a ‘star chamber’ of regulations, publishits conclusions and produce a final report in March 2004. By Stephanie Sparrow Related posts:No related photos. Government revamps post-16 education to make it more relevant to employersOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
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" he said. AFP Dulat, For all the latest Entertainment News, Anil Kapoor and nephew Arjun have come together for a film. These rules do not cover other areas, The aim of the rules is only to regulate the animal market and sale of cattle in them and ensure the welfare of cattle dealt in them, a high kill probability of manoeuvring targets is assured." an official statement said. Dushyant Chautala (INLD) raised concerns about high costs involved in medical education, Students in Tamil Nadu will be competing in Tamil Nadu only. We should be very much clear about that" However AIADMK members were not satisfied and staged a walkout Nadda said the exam will be held on the basis of the syllabus of NCERT and the under-graduate exam will be taken up by CBSE and post-graduation by the national board of examination "In the syllabus we will take care of the differences and we will do standardisation of syllabus so that rural students can also taken care of" he added Responding to contention by some members that NEET will provide benefits to private institutions the Health Minister denied that and said their exams will also be conducted under NEET On the concerns over fees in the private medical colleges he said a committee of judges will decide the fees for private colleges while the government will do it for government institutes With regard to apprehensions over whether exams will be conducted in regional languages Nadda said "we will also arrange test in regional languages and that is not an issue" The health ministry has written to all the states seeking details about the number of students who appeared in local languages in the last three years so that the Centre can make plans accordingly Nadda also responded to concerns over the involvement of Medical Council of India as some members alleged that the body is "corrupt" and does not perform its duties properly "A committee has been set up by the Prime Minister and that is at the final stage Stakeholders have been called The report is being finalised We take cognisance of the issue" he said RSP member Premachandran who had moved statutory amendments to the Bill praised Nadda for addressing all issues in a "clear manner" While not going ahead with moving the amendments he said "I am very much impressed" by the minister’s response Earlier Premachandran said he fully agrees with the content of the Bill but disapproves of the Ordinance route adopted by the Centre Cutting across party lines members also cited judicial overreach and said the Supreme Court should not dictate government on what to do "Judiciary is discharging functions of the Executive They are trespassing into all spheres The responsibility of judiciary is to interpret the legislation" Premachandran said KC Venugopal (Cong) said uniform entrance test is a necessity to avoid irregularity and corruption but Supreme Court cannot dictate on which date the exam should be conducted Raising issues over the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) Venugopal said that a Standing Committee report too had highlighted this "MCI has failed in discharging its duties The government should bring a comprehensive act to amend the medical council act and improve functioning of MCI" Venugopal said He also raised the issue of private coaching institutes making money as students will have to study everything afresh for NEET Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai who was in the Chair too remarked that students will give too much importance to NEET preparations and that would impact their preformace in higher secondary examination Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) demanded that the process of conducting NEET should be foolproof like UPSC examination TG Venkatesh Babu (AIADMK) demanded that states should not be forced to adopt NEET from 2017 and it should be left to the states to decide whether they want their own examination or choose to have uniform test Babu said since the NEET would be conducted only in two languages students who are from poor background and studied in regional languages they will lose out compared to the elite category students During the debate Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong) and Saugata Roy (TMC) expressed concern over Centre’s handling of medical colleges run by Employee’s State Insurance Corporation Under mounting pressure from several states government had in May promulgated two ordinances to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical and dental entrance examination National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for this year The amendment bill 2016 also seeks to amend section 33 of the Act to enable the Council to make regulations for all matters connected with the conduct of uniform entrance examinations Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (Trinamool Congress) suggested that the common examination should be conducted in all recognised languages and should not clash with board examinations being conducted by the state governments Describing the Medical Council of India (MCI) a "corrupt" body she said it could not be entrusted with the task of conducting entrance examination She also criticised the health policy of the centre saying it was ‘lop sided’ and focused only on examinations B Mahtab (BJD) wanted to know how under the new system 85 percent seats in the medical colleges would be reserved for the students belonging to the state He also expressed apprehension over the ability of the MCI to conduct enxtrance examination for medical collages Mahtab said he was not in a position to support the bill and added "don’t bring the bill because you are prodded by the Supreme Court Don’t get prodded" Several members were of the opinion that the NEET which is more based on the syllabus of the CBSE should also take the syallabus of the state boards into account However a large section of members came hard on the functioning of the Medical Council of India This made Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai intervene into the matter suggesting whether amendments could be made in the law under which government can assert control to ensure better functioning of the MCI Shrikant Shinde (Shiv Sena) said it was important to have a level playing field and uniformity needs to be brought in the NEET He said students hailing from North should be allowed to have a say in taking admission in a college from his region If a student is posted in South India or any other point then langauge could be a barrier in treating patients he said Welcoming the legislation P Ravindra Babu (TDP) demanded that a paper on Law and Moral and Ethics should be introduced for medical students Likening NEET to making a diesel car run on petrol B N Goud (TRS) said there needs to be uniformity of syllabus MB Rajesh (CPM) demanded that NEET be conducted in all languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constituion Varaprasad Rao Velagapalli (YSRCP) came out in favour of the Supreme Court judgement saying the present examination system was only for the rich He also emphasised on the Common Exit Test so that only best students be allowed to practise in the larger interest of the society The TRS MP was highly criticial of functioning of the MCI Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary also criticised the functioning of MCI Former Union Health Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss voiced strong opposition to NEET saying it is against "social justice social equity" apart from doing "gross injustice to rural students" Asking what is the need for an entrance examination he said NEET should be done away with and urged the government to take up the matter with the Supreme Court As soon as Ramadoss completed his speech AIADMK leader and Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai who was in the chair said sense of the House is that and the Minister concerned also knows the issue Supriya Sule (NCP) wondered what is the logic behind having a common entrance test even as she emphasised that she was not against having a single examination However the impression about the NEET is that it is "pro-urban and pro-CBSE" she noted "What really do you (government) have in mind..
the Trinamool Congress (TMC) held a rally to mark ‘Sanhati Diwas’ (Unity Day) on Sunday, The group has demanded a ban on polygamy and has sought compulsory registration of marriages. denied an "RJD hand" in the incident and alleged that it was Modi who "orchestrated" it. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad dismissed speculations that any of his partymen was behind the incident, Haryana,” a local told IANS. Thus, Our friends from social science circles often find it hard to reconcile ideology with the science of evolution. then it can come true.