Aditya Thackeray, Minister for Environment and Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban District, stated that the Mumbai Municipal Corporation is trying to provide free education to the students of Mumbai in the best possible way in the country and the world. He also said that in the future, the state government will try to provide such education to the students in the state.
An agreement was reached today at the Sahyadri Guest House to seek the cooperation of the University of Cambridge to launch an international board course in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s public school.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Education Committee Chairperson Sandhya Doshi, Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani, Co-Commissioner Ajit Kumbhar, Cambridge South Asia Divisional Director Mahesh Srivastava, Education Expert Francis Joseph, Cambridge University Press Head Ajay Pratap Singh, Municipal Education Officer Raju Tadvi, and others. Was present at this time.
Mr. Thackeray said that free courses of CBSE and ICSE Board have already been started in Mumbai Public School. Now the course of the International Board will also be started. In addition to the school curriculum in its schools, the corporation is also promoting other activities like sports for the holistic development of the students. The corporation is also focusing on updating school buildings and infrastructure. Students are being provided free education as well as co-literature. He said that due to the quality education in these schools, more than ten thousand applications were received for the number of four thousand students in the current academic year and the lottery system had to be followed.
Mr. Thackeray hoped that as Cambridge is one of the world’s leading educational institutions, it would provide better education to the students of Mumbai. He said that he is trying to start the course in the next academic year by studying how many schools can start the course in the next two months.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the corporation and Cambridge University at this time.