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Union Education Minister of India holds bilateral meeting with counterparts from Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Ghana

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Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister of India, held bilateral talks with education ministers of Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Ghana for further strengthening cooperation in the fields of education and skill development between India and the above-mentioned countries.

Mr Pradhan met with his counterparts – Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Tertiary Education, Science & Technology, H.E. Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun from Mauritius, Minister for Education and Vocational Training, H.E. Ms. Lela Muhamed Mussa from Zanzibar, Tanzania. He further held meetings with the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science & Technology Development, H.E. Mr. Raymore Machingura from Zimbabwe and Deputy Minister of Education, H.E. Mr. John Ntim Fordjour from Ghana.

During his meeting with H.E. Leela Davis, India and Mauritius agreed towards providing assistance to build capacities in all areas of education and skill development.

In his meeting with H.E. Ms. Lela Muhamed Mussa from Tanzania, Mr. Pradhan spoke about the development of the IIT in Tanzania, while working towards making IIT Tanzania the hub for technical education in Africa.

For Zimbabwe, the ministers discussed establishing a joint working group between the two countries, who would work closely in the field of education, skill and capacity building.

During his meeting with H.E. Mr. John Ntim Fordjour from Ghana, Mr. Pradhan discussed the setting up of institutional mechanisms, a joint working group between the two countries, working on strengthening academic engagement from a pre-school level till research level.

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