Six-month IGNOU BPP Programme for School Dropouts
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is and can be a great help in addressing the educational needs of the marginalised, rural learners, disadvantaged and socio-economically weaker sections. The only thing which is needed on the part of these students, is remain upadetd on new developments at IGNOU.
Forinstance, IGNOU recently started a flexible bridge course, Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP), is designed to address the school dropouts and those who have not completed 10+2 schooling as part of the non-formal stream. Social Sciences, Commerce and Mathematics constitute the curriculum of the new IGNOU BPP Programme.
The six-month BPP programme of the IGNOU offers a flexible opportunity to continue higher education for the dropouts.
In the programme, a learner is expected to complete any two subjects to become eligible to pursue graduation/diploma in IGNOU. The medium of instruction is both English and Tamil.
Admissions are currently on:
The admission to the January 2013 session is open now. For details, contact: IGNOU Regional Centre.
The last date for submission of application is November 30.
Take this opportunity seriously:
In India, overall dropout rates at 10th and 10+2 school levels are around 60 per cent and 80 per cent respectively. The dropouts do not get an opportunity to pursue higher education in the long run.
Now a person couldn’t carry on with formal education for a number of reasons — the reasons can be lack of educational environment at home, lack of aptitude, economic problems which require the person to take day job at a very young age and so on. But that doesn’t mean a person can’t learn. He/she can opt for non-formal education. The best in this area is Distance or Correspondence Learning. IGNOU is foremost in this area.
Hence if you or anyone in your friends or family dropped out of school; tell him/her about the programme. You don’t know, how much Good you will do for yourself OR that person. The Good is: Majority of dropouts end up working in jobs in the unorganised sector, with no job and economic security. A course successfully doen from IGNOU now, can help the move to organised sector and better jobs, later in life.