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Rajnath speaks out on Need for Improvement in Education System

Oct 18, 2014 15:39 IST

    The Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh on Friday, 17 October mentioned that the overall education system of our country should undergo a qualitative improvement with special focus to skill development programs which would further provide job opportunities for students in the future.

    The home minister showed his concern over the failure of any Indian University that could made the mark of top 275 universities in the world. The survey was conducted by the Times Higher Education and the results made the minister quite unhappy, for which he demanded a revaluation in the overall education system of India. He also cited a survey conducted by Wheelbox Employability Test where he found out that only 34% of the overall graduate students in the country are employable and thus questioned the education that is being provided to the students in the country.

    He said, “Our education system needs qualitative improvement and it should focus on skill development, values and spiritual development,” while addressing an international conference for school principals on Friday. He further added that “In modern education system, the entire focus seems to be on materialistic aspirations” and pleaded the principals to take the responsibility to educate the students and make them prepare for the future by providing them quality education and moral understanding in their respective schools.

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