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Second SAARC meet of education ministers in Delhi on Friday

The meet is being co-hosted by the HRD Ministry and the Kathmandu-based Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Updated:October 30, 2014, 6:18 PM IST
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Second SAARC meet of education ministers in Delhi on Friday
The meet is being co-hosted by the HRD Ministry and the Kathmandu-based Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

New Delhi: The second chapter of the SAARC Education Ministers' meeting will be held on Friday to take stock of the progress made by member countries on the regional grouping's development goals on education and discuss the strategy for education beyond 2015.

The meeting will also deliberate on the strengthening of capacity within the region for improving education quality, learning outcomes and mobility and to leverage the potential in research and mutual recognition of qualifications.

Officials said the meeting will also look into effective uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for education, including for the sharing of e-resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The meet is being co-hosted by the Human Resource Development Ministry and the Kathmandu-based Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The South Asian University in New Delhi was one of the outcomes of the SAARC process of development and a presentation will be made during the meet on its different programmes and future strategy, officials said.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani will address the meeting which will be attended by education ministers and senior officers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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