International Baccalaureate | 12 Aug 2021

Why in News

Recently, the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Baccalaureate (IB) to implement IB programmes in 30 government schools, including 20 of its new Schools of Specialised Excellence (SOSE) in 2021.

  • With the signing of this MoU, government school students will get access to international level of educational facilities.
  • Students of these schools will be issued joint certification by the IB and the Delhi board when they complete schooling.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It is a worldwide, nonprofit education program founded to give to students aged 3 to 19 the opportunity to receive an education fit for a globalizing world. Its Foundation Office is in Geneva (Switzerland).
    • It emphasizes personal student development as one of its main achievements.
    • There are four IB education programs, all of which are intended to develop students’ intellectual, emotional, personal and social skills.
    • It has around 5,000 schools globally. There are currently 193 IB schools in India, all of which are top-end elite private schools.
  • Objective of IB Programmes:
    • Fostering critical thinking and building problem-solving skills, while encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence.
  • Benefits:
    • High quality programmes of education, which support development of knowledgeable and inquiring students.
    • Professional development that supports effective educators and collaborative professional learning communities.
    • Students will be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

Source: IE