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Off track career meet

Representatives of school boards from across the country and abroad would take part in a three-day international conference on vocational education to be organised by Bihar School Examination Board from November 7.

Besides India, experts from Germany, Bangladesh and some other countries would participate in the meet that would help create a framework to start vocational education in secondary and senior secondary classes.

The board chairman, Rajmani Singh, said: “The Bihar board runs vocational courses in school education but now the thrust would be on introducing it in a larger perspective. The need of the hour is to present vocational education as an alternative to engineering and medical courses.”

Vocational education is imparted in around 90 senior secondary government schools. Around 25 disciplines, including nursing, electricity service, agriculture and food processing, are covered.

Singh said: “We plan to introduce vocational courses in 650 affiliated colleges where Intermediate classes are conducted.”