World Bank has approved $500 million Education Project for 6 states.

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

The World Bank on Sunday said its board has approved a project worth $500 million to improve the learning outcome and governance of government schools in six, Indian states.

India has made significant strides in improving access to education across the country. Between 2004-05 and 2018-19, the number of children going to school increased from 219 million to 248 million, but the learning outcomes of students across a all age group remains below par.

The project, Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS), will be implemented through the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the flagship central scheme, in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan.

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