Special children get chance to finish incomplete studies at MIHE

Written by Nayeem Showkat Khan | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 16 2014, 02:50am hrs
To bring confidence among children with different disabilities and help them complete studies, Manovikas Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) has been carrying out a special assessment scheme 'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL). The scheme aims to make these special children employable.

To develop a professional character, encourage and recognise their prior learning or qualification, the child is given a set of questions which are then assessed using a special software, a spokesperson said.

This multi-level entry and exit system allows the student to seek employment at any level or rejoin education whenever possible. Students can also enjoy the option to move from vocational stream to general higher education stream or vice versa at various stages.

With assessment of prior learning a candidate could progress towards a community skill diploma in a MIHE in a special flexible curriculum determined by UGC and AICTE, says institute.

Persons with skills through informal mode can bridge literacy and numeracy and get certification from NIOS and State Open Schools to move either into Class IX and further or into ITIs or exit to the work place in the context of adult learners. Students of general stream can join vocational stream at level 3 after passing a test of NVEQF, institute adds.