Monday, June 21, 2021

TS, British Council to strengthen cultural, educational ties

Hyderabad: The Telangana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council for strengthening educational and cultural collaboration between British Council and the State government as well as support knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the State. British Council Director Alan Gemmell and Principal Secretary for IT and Industries, Jayesh Ranjan, signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Secretary SK Joshi in Hyderabad on Friday.

The objective is to create opportunities for youngsters from Telangana to succeed in India and abroad by improving access in English language learning, quality education and internationally benchmarked assessments, skills and qualifications. The MoU is also aimed at encouraging initiatives that will promote sharing of culture, creativity and ideas. Interestingly, the MoU also celebrates the British Council’s 70th anniversary in India.

British Council and the State government agreed to develop initiatives to improve skills of faculty and teachers in government schools, universities and industrial training institutions across the State. They will also work for improving employability skills of youngsters attending industrial training institutions, engineering and management courses. Further, they will work together to develop projects and promote innovative cultural exchange between Telangana and United Kingdom.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary SK Joshi said the State government was focused on capacity building among the State infrastructure and also education of younger generations. He hoped that the MoU with British Council will expand the scope of engagements in skill development and also enhance cooperation in cultural field.

British Council Director Alan Gemmel said the Council’s desire was to help youngsters from both the nations realise their aspirations in education, skill development, arts and culture. He hoped to build an ecosystem to enable people to succeed in India and abroad.

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