PISA Will Benefit India: Oxford Education MD
More focus on assessment and personalised learning besides participation in the global student programme PISA after a gap of over a decade will help India become an active player on the international education stage, says Oxford Education MD Fathima Dada.
"Because Oxford University Press (OUP) is charity and belongs to Oxford University, we tend to take long and medium term view and we are very excited about India," South Africa-born Dada, who was in India recently, told PTI in an interview.
India, she says, has the right demography, the population is becoming ever more and more skilled and in the last 10-20 years, it has become a resource of technology, IT and engineering.
She says despite economic growth shrinking in India and also in China, both these countries are still sitting in the 5-7 range.
"So we see slight adjustment happening, which businesses are thinking of how to cope with. We think India is a market that we want to be in," Dada, whose one grandmother is from Bengal and her grandfather from Gujarat, says.