Mr.Enkh-Amgalan L., Minister for Education and Science and member of the State Great Hural met Mr. Singh M.P., Ambassador of India to Mongolia

On March 16, 2021, Mr. L.Enkh-Amgalan, Cabinet Member and a member of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia met Mr. Mohinder Pratap Singh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Mongolia.
At the beginning of meeting, Mr. L.Enkh-Amgalan, thanked the people of India for their meaningful support to Mongolia, emphasizing the Ambassador's contribution to Mongolia’s efforts in acquiring vaccination from the country. Mr. L.Enkh-Amgalan emphasized since taking office as the Minister for Education and Science, he has been paying special attention to eliminating pupils’ learning delays during the COVID-19 pandemic. He mentioned a recent survey indicated 174,000 children are falling behind at school, which means a total of 26 percent of pupils are experiencing learning delays. If schools do not open by the end of this year, pupils are to be facing a two-year delay. Minister further referred to a recent World Bank report indicating the how these circumstances will have a detrimental effect on Mongolia's future. Due to this alarming situation, Minister re-emphasized the need to strengthen co-operation in this area and expressed his readiness to support the two countries’ cooperation.
The Minister has explained that one of the most significant goals of this government is to enact educational reform. Therefore, a law package in this area of work will be submitted shortly to parliament and is to be discussed at this spring session. It has been affirmed that the Government of Mongolia and the Government of India are to pay special attention to strengthening intergovernmental projects and programs.
Mr. M.P. Singh, Ambassador of India to Mongolia, said that he would support the work of the Minister for Education and Science in all possible manners, noting that the number of scholarships from India has increased in the last two years. He also stated of the possibility to amplify teachers’ English language programs and hold classes online. In addition, it was noted that the training of Mongolian engineers and specialists of an oil refinery with financial soft loan support from India, is continuing successfully.
At the end of the meeting, it was emphasized Mongolia and India have signed an agreement to build an Indian Information, Communication Technology and Outsourcing Training Center in Ulaanbaatar, with the capacity to train 5,000 students annually. The parties exchanged views on the need to intensify the work of the training center and start finding alternative solutions without having to wait for construction work to finish. 


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