IB to team up with the Telangana
International Baccalaureate, which works in collaboration with local governments in Japan, Singapore and Ecuador besides reputed varsities in US and UK, is eyeing to increase its footprint in India in a big way.
International Baccalaureate global head Dr Siva Kumari, who is the first Indian to head the 40-year old organisation, said that they would like to reach out to the Centre to see whether the IB curriculum can be accommodated in parallel in CBSE schools.
IB education comprises four levels, out of which three – Primary Years Programme (KG to 5th), Middle Years Programme (6th to 10th) and Diploma Programme (11th and 12th) – are mostly in demand.
“Children would get strong foundations, which would ensure life-long success for them if taught in any of the IB levels. Our associations with governments in a few countries has proved fruitful and we hope it will work here too,” Dr Kumari said.
The IB head also evinced interest in partnering with the Telangana government in its flagship KG to PG scheme. “If the government wants to give high quality education with more emphasis on English language, IB curriculum is the best and proven one,” she stressed.