Governor releases ASSOCHAM Knowledge Report
Kolkata: West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said there is increased realisation on quality of education at school level.
Delivering his address at the 'ASSOCHAM EduMeet 2018' here, Tripathi said, Centre is working on certain focus areas like school curriculum, teachers skill with the intention to develop new ways and "create an eco-system which is self-sustainable and ever evolving."
"Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working hard on creating a framework," Tripathi said.
The Governor said, "There is increased realisation on quality of education at school level with both government and private participation."
Stating the government was giving focus on pre-school, Tripathi said right to pre-school education was essential to help build up the formal education system.
"In this regard private and government partnerships can help in sharing resources, experiences and help build a strong foundation," he said.
Pointing out India had immense potential to be an education hub and attract students and faculties across globe, Tripathi said, "In ancient days we had centres of excellence which attracted foreign learners."
"Time has come up again in the present age to build modern centres of excellence which will put increased focus on learning outcomes," he said.
Talking about various methods of education in modern world, Tripathi said "education has evolved with times.
Technological interventions will help to take education to masses," propel economic and social growth and expand the educational social system.
Tripathi said quoting a study that "We have 497 million people in education seeking category within the age of 5-24 years or 37.1 per cent of country's total population."
"They form an important segment in accelerating economic growth," he said.
Tripathi also released the ASSOCHAM Knowledge Report on the occasion.
Heads of different educational institutions from all over the country and ASSOCHAM Education Council members were present at the one-day meet.