UK education system meant to create ‘servant class’ in India, changes still needed, PM says


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the British had given the country an education system to create a “servant class” to meet their own needs and much of it remained unchanged. Addressing a summit here on the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP), Prime Minister Modi said the system should not only produce graduates but provide the human resources needed to advance the country.

The Prime Minister said that the purpose of the education system created in the country was only to provide jobs. “The British provided this system of education to prepare for themselves a class of servants to meet their needs.” “After independence, there were some changes, but there are still a lot of them,” he said at the inauguration of a three-day meeting organized by the Union Ministry of Education. with the University Scholarship Commission and Banaras Hindu University.

“We must not only produce young graduates, but ensure that our education system creates the human resources the country needs to move forward,” Prime Minister Modi said. He said kids are now quoting Google to counter others.

“We should create a system on our campuses so that when these students get there in the next few years, they get what they want,” the prime minister said. “We need to delve into the challenges and problems and find solutions. The NEP opens doors for education in Indian languages. I am convinced that India could become a global educational destination,” the Prime Minister added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “innovative thoughts and new ideas” are expected to be discussed at the summit, called “Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam”. The meeting brings together over 300 educators including Vice Chancellors and Heads of public and private universities to discuss the implementation of NEP 2020. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also attended the summit.