According to the reports, in the Upper House, other dignitaries, Sharad Ranpise (Congress MLC), Kapil Patil (representative of teacher’s constituency) and Satish Chavan (NCP Legislator) jointly agreed to shut down MIEB. Regardless, the decision has been vehemently opposed by BJP.
A total number of 25,310 students from 81 schools under MIEB will be affected by the change.
About the board
MIEB was officially launched on December 25, 2018 commemorating the birth anniversary of Former Primer Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. ” Vajpayee gave the country a direction in progress across sectors but education was very dear to him. Hence, launching the board on his birth anniversary is an apt tribute to him,” said the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis at the launch of the board. “There has been a lot of progress in the education system in the past four years. The state’s ranking has gone up to three and we aim to reach the top. Officials, teachers and the department were all the same even four years ago, but what was missing was inspiration,” he added.
The board was established by the State Education Department of the Government of Maharashtra. This autonomous board aimed to run schools across Maharashtra to provide good quality education in Marathi medium equivalent to International standards of education.
The objective was to cater to the needs of children in Public school without compromising in the education standards. The board was to compete with CBSE and ICSE and follow a syllabus for non-English medium schools.