Education sector requires drastic changes: Log Party

Urban Mirror Correspondent

Lucknow, September 28: The Log Party today laid stress on improvement in education policy in the country. The party said the entire education sector is passing through crisis as several reports including All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) have indicated several flaws in the system including low level of people-teacher ratio, which is worst in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand with one teacher for nearly 50 students.
The spokesman of the party said here on Monday that enrolment of girl students also remained lowest in higher education in the institutions of national importance. The spokesman said that in view of prevailing situation there is need for overhauling the policy for higher education to bring every section of the society at par. The spokesman said even after 70 years of freedom, education sector has been lagging behind to fully cover poor people. The spokesman said instead of piecemeal changes in education system, there is need for a comprehensive education policy to make it relevant with present requirement.
The spokesman said like other sectors education system is also facing directionless approach, as some previous surveys like- National Achievement Survey (NAS) and Annual Education Status Report (AESR)- had also painted a grim picture of primary/middle education system in the country. In fact, these reports are direct indictment of the central and state governments for their failure in managing education sector.
The spokesman said these reports have amply indicated that comprehension levels of students across the country are below par in rural areas. The spokesman said poor quality of students is also largely because of low standard of educators and positive results could not be achieved without enhancing their quality. The spokesman said the education system has also not adequately focused on learning outcomes. The spokesman said in order to improve the situation and bring students of rural areas at par with their counterparts in urban, comprehensive changes are required with provision of proper funding and infrastructure. The spokesman said in UP’s 50,000 schools there is huge shortage of teachers. The spokesman said the systematic failure with rampant corruption in the education has stressed the whole government school system and the government is least bothered about improvement.

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