UTCs should offer 16 to 19 education, report urges

  Colleges FE Vocational studies University technical colleges should be used in part to deliver the new T level qualifications, according to think tank IPPR. The University technical colleges programme should be “repurposed” to deliver specialist technical provision to students aged 16 to 19, a new report has recommended. According to the Transition at 14 report, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) today, both UTCs and studio schools are failing to recruit sufficient numbers of pupils; attract pupils with a broad mix of backgrounds and abilities; deliver a broad and…

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China urges India not to ‘complicate’ border dispute as Tibetan figure visits

China called on India on Monday not to do anything to complicate their border dispute after a senior exiled Tibetan religious leader visited a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China. The Karmapa Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s third-most-senior figure who fled into exile in India in 2000, last week went to Tawang in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the remote eastern Himalayas. China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tibetan Buddhism, was briefly…

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Nepal PM urges Indian trade & industry to explore investment opportunities

Addressing business and industry leaders in Mumbai at an event organised by All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the visiting Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli asked Indian businesses to exploit the conducive investment atmosphere present in areas like tourism, hydropower, IT, etc. While businessmen from various countries are coming forward to come invest in Nepal, the Nepal PM said that the country is keen to have more Indian investments considering closeness of two countries and mutual progress. Exploiting the large presence of people from Bollywood including the likes…

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