Self-financed schools welcome by Maharashtra international board

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Rebuffing its plan to bar affiliation of self-financed schools to the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) in the upcoming academic year, education minister of the state Vinod Tawde said the state would allow these institutions to register as they had shown keen interest in the programme.

Earlier, the state had decided to extend the programme only to government and government aided schools. But now, MIEB is looking to give affiliation to 50 government schools, 25 government-aided schools and 25 self-financed schools.

The MIEB was officially launched on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. All government schools affiliated to the MIEB will be called Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International School.