Uniform education policy must for the entire country

02 Sep 2017
Uniform education policy must for the entire country

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there should be a uniform education policy in the entire country. For this Madhya Pradesh will extend complete cooperation. He said that as an experiment, a school well equipped with complete infrastructure and facilties of reading-writing will be opened in Betul district for middle and higher secondary education in which students will be brought from nearby villages and left back. If this experiment succeeds, its expansion would be considered.

CM Chouhan was replying to queries by a news channel during State Education Summit Programme held today. He felicitated educational institutions for their outstanding constribution in the field of education.

M.P to get full support by Centre in education

In reply to a query Union Minister for Human Resources Shri Prakash Javdekar lauded the efforts of State Chief Minister Chouhan in promoting new educational institutions, increasing autonomy and quality of education in Madhya Pradesh. He said that after making remarkable progress in the agriculture field, under the leadership of the Chief Minister, the state is now focussing on continuously increasing the quality of primary education. Once known as bimaru state, Madhya Pradesh is now one among the states in the first category. Shri Javdekar said that Madhya Pradesh will be extended all possible support in the field of education. He said that a panel of experts will select 20 best universities from the country. He expressed the hope that Madhya Pradesh too will find a place in this.

Shramoday Vidyalayas to be opened

On the efforts made to improve quality of primary education in state CM Chouhan said Utkrisht Vidyalaya, Eklavya Vidyalaya and Gyanoday Vidyalayas have been opened. Four Shramoday Vidyalayas are being opened in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. Educated and trained teachers have been specially appointed in these schools whose service conditions are also different.

CM Chouhan said that teachers should be honoured by the society also as this tendency has reduced. He said that a teacher wants respect other than his salary and facilities.

Campaign to improve quality of higher education soon

Chief Minister Chouhan said that till about one decade ago the situation of primary education was very bad. From the start, efforts had to be put in. The percentage of higher education was 13-14 which has now increased to 20.

CM Chouhan said that whenever Madhya Pradesh needed assistance, the Centre came forward to help. Now a campaign will be launched to increase the quality of education. New colleges are opening which are fully equipped with computer lab, library and I.T based other reading writing tools.

On the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana, CM Chouhan said that now outstanding students will have no money problems for their higher education as their fees will be borne by the government. Quality of primary education will be improved. He said that improvements have been made in the salary and service conditions of teachers. Now they are being given a respectable salary of Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 per month. They will be trained also. The percentage of attendance of students in class has also increased. The arrangement of educating orphans roaming in railway stations and roads will also be made. Collectors have been told to take houses on rent and send them to schools. He said that initiative has been taken to provide cycles, uniforms, laptops and smartphones to poor students. Several universities are being established in the private sector.

Counting three aspects of education, Chief Minister Chouhan said the aim of education is to give knowledge, skills and culture. A world class I.T.I is going to set up in Bhopal. He said the quality of education has definitely improved in state. This year the 12th standard results have been outstanding and most of the outstanding students belonged to government schools.