Posted by Neil King
India's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched its self-designed international curriculum at Dubai's Indian High School (IHS), it has been reported.
Kapil Sibal, India's human resource development minister, attended the launch of the CBSE-international (CBSE-i) curriculum and confirmed that IHS will become a global centre for training teachers in the new curriculum under the guidelines of the CBSE.
"It is important to realise that the global community is going to need quality human resources. That will be provided only by countries where human resources are available," Mr Sibal told the Hindu.
The new curriculum, which will be rolled out in nine countries and 39 schools, will give particular importance to visual and performing arts while social sciences, maths, and the sciences will be taught in a "globally sensitive manner".
Following the ceremony, Mr Sibal also participated in a ground-breaking ceremony of Manipal University's new campus at Dubai's International Academic City.