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Maharashtra: SSC to offer SSC-I on the lines of CBSE-I

The Maharashtra state board has joined hands with the prestigious University of Cambridge in its move to improve the quality of education. From 2017, it will introduce Secondary School Certificate International (SSC-I) for Class 10 students. It will begin in 100 government schools on a pilot basis and then get extended to other schools.

SSC-I has been modelled on CBSE-I started by the Centre four years ago. It will provide 21st-century skills to students and bring them at par with their international counterparts. If need be, an international curriculum will also be rolled out.

As part of the SSC-I programme, students will be trained to crack international assessments such as Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

The role of the University of Cambridge is to help modify the current teaching patterns to instill real-world problem-solving skills among students.

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