Chandigarh, November 6- Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal emphasized the need for transformation of education system by developing a integrated system for coordination between government and private educational institutes so as to enhance access and quality of education to all.
The Chief Minister was addressing the educationists during State Level Consultative Meet on New Education Policy organized by Higher Education Department here today.
He said that Haryana is the first state in the country which would upload final draft of policy on Higher Education on website after its finalization today. The draft policy on Primary Education had already been uploaded by the State government. He also agreed to a suggestion that there should not be any politics in the field of education.
Referring to education system in private and public sector, the Chief Minister said that a study revealed that importance of private sector in primary education has increased. Though, government primary schools have majority in terms of infrastructure as compared to private schools yet private ones attracts more students. We have to change this trend by way of making better coordination among government and private schools. He also expressed concern over two roles performed by private sector in higher education. On the one hand there are institutes that are imparting quality education and on the other side some are merely issuing certificates after getting affiliation.
Expressing concern about increasing cost of education, the Chief Minister suggested that provision of no profit no loss should be introduced in private education in the larger interest of society. He also exhorted the educationists and academicians that besides Bhagwad Gita, they should also extract value based things from other sacred texts so that these could be introduced in school curriculum.
The Chief Minister said that State government would also establish an Education University for improving the quality of existing pre-service teacher education in the state. The government is also setting up a Skill Development University in the state.
Keeping in view the shortage of doctors, he said that the state government has set a target to provide 2000 doctors every year. For this, we will open a medical college in every district. In addition, we are undertaking mapping of all education institutes in the state to identify locations for opening new institutes. We have also started Aadhar based admission in schools so as to ensure cent percent admission of students.
He said that there is a need to provide employment to about 1.5 lakh people every year to deal with the problem of unemployment in the state. He said that he had also directed the concerned officers to prepare a list of matric and graduate level youth in state employment exchanges so that they can be offered loans for self employment through MUDRA bank scheme under which financial assistance upto Rs 10 lakh is being given. Apart from this, State government had also started the process to recruit about 50,000 people in government sector. The new Enterprises Promotion Policy 2015 recently launched by the State government would also pave the way to provide employment to about four lakh people.
Haryana Education Minister Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Member Haryana State Advisory Council Mr. Dina Nath Batra, Vice Chancellors of all State and Private Universities and a number of educationists and academicians were also present on the occasion.