Major reforms need to be made in the education system in line with the National Education Policy-2020: UP Chief Minister

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that major reforms should be made in the education system in line with the requirements and objectives of the National Education Policy-2020. He said that only healthy competition gives impetus to development.

The Chief Minister was speaking his mind at the presentation of 7 Departments of Education to Shastri Bhawan in Lucknow on Wednesday. Presentations were made by the departments of Basic Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Youth Protection and Sports.

The Chief Minister said that the education sector has been in the grip of the education mafia for a long time. But the current government has decided to conduct fair exams without copying and is working hard on it.

Emphasizing the need for an updated curriculum and education, Yogi said young people should be educated in the latest technology including cutting edge topics such as drone technology, internet of things, cyber security, data science and machine learning. Similarly, it is necessary to integrate innovations in agricultural education. Concerted efforts are expected in this direction. He said technology-based information should be provided to farmers with the aim of promoting natural farming.

The Chief Minister further stated that a vocational guidance unit should be set up in each educational institution. Other technical institutions including ITI and polytechnics should be linked to ODOP, Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojna and related trades. This will provide qualified human resources.

The chief minister said that the state institute’s grading framework should be released on the model of NIRF. This will create a sense of healthy competition between institutions. There will be a sense of striving for improvement. Whether it is an admission or an internship, the choice of establishment will be facilitated. Talking about providing technical and vocational education to students at the micro level, the Chief Minister said that 5 “Light House ITIs” should be developed. Students must be trained here according to the specific skill requirements. These institutes will be of international standards, which will prove to be the reference institute in this field. Smart classrooms should be built in the ITIs of each development block and the government ITIs. Digital course content for all trades should be made available.