Higher Education

Higher Education

CM promises autonomy to education sector in state

PUBLISH DATE 26th August 2017

Need To Turn Youth Into Rich Resources'

Drawing a correlation between quality of education and autonomy enjoyed by educational institutes, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state will give more freedom to the educational sector.

“Many institutes abroad could only make their mark, because they had autonomy .This can be replicated in the state too. But there have to be strict guidelines for running these academies, so that the high quality of education is maintained,“ he said.

Fadnavis inaugurated an educational institute of the Progressive Education Society at Warje, and released a re search journal titled `Dyanamaya' on Friday .

Highlighting the importance of proper education, he said dreams of “new nation building“ can become a reality only when trained manpower is available. “The need of the hour is to convert the yo ung population into useful human resource. Only good educational institutes and teachers can make this happen.But commercialization of the education sector is a worry .The state will have to keep a check on private academies and government-run educa tion institutes, so poor students too have access to education from institutes of academic excellence,“ he said.

The CM said the state government is planning to use information technology to make high-quality education available in rural areas. Over 35,000s schools in villages have been digitized and skilled teachers in the cities can share their knowledge with these students using IT.

“Our aim is to make Maharashtra's education system the top ranker in the country . Currently , the state is ranked third. We have climbed from 13th position to 3rd in just the past two years. We will gain the top position in the years to come,“ he said.He said schools in the state have also shown improvement in baseline learning assessment tests. It has highlighted that the quality of education in the state has gone up.

Fadnavis needed in Maha: Gadkari

Nagpur: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was doing a good job in the state, while he is also capable of performing equally well if shifted to the Centre. He was responding to a question on whether the CM's elevation to the Union cabinet was under consideration. “At the moment, considering the greater problems and challenges in Maharashtra, his leadership is needed in the state,“ he said. “There will be deliberations over it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take an appropriate decision,“ he added.