Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj while participating in the meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education organised by the HRD Ministry Government of India at New Delhi today raised state’s concern regarding introduction of semester system for 10th and 12th classes as it may not prove to be a pragmatic approach with respect to the state. He added that envisioning merger or unifying higher institutions was also not a practical solution as it will affect the reach of education in the state.
He was speaking about the Report presented by the Committee constituted by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India regarding the formulation of new education policy.
He lauded the efforts of the Centre government for envisioning new education policy based on the present requirements to face future challenges. He said that there was an urgent need for formulating such education policy since many years however nothing could be evolved. He said that the proposed policy will help in focussing upon creating a centralised national education system aimed at establishing a vibrant, fair and knowledgeable society by promoting qualitative and skill based education.
Education Minister expressed his views on every point of the proposed policy and appreciated all its aspects that will contribute in bringing about qualitative improvement and accountability. He also lauded the proposed constitution of State School Regulatory Authority, National Research Foundation, National Committee for National Integrated Vocational Education, setting up of Liberal Arts institutions within five years. He also appreciated the suggestion of spending 6 percent of GDP on education sector besides three tier language and one foreign language formula.
He also informed about various measures adopted by the state to strengthen education system in the state.
Principal Secretary Education K. K. Pant was also present in the meeting.