Indian official: More students need to move on to higher education

09/22/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

India needs at least five years to change an education system that sees too few young people going to college, the country's top education official said. Kapil Sibal, India's minister of human resource development and education, said he wants to see 60 million Indian students attend college, up from 14 million today. For the 150 million students not attending college, Sibal says, developing new vocational and trade schools could train them for specialized jobs.

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