Expressing concerns over the developments in central universities like JNU and Hyderabad, the opposition on Thursday i.e. May 5, regretted that these institutions have turned to be political arenas.
The house also expressed concern over deteriorating quality of education. Regarding this, Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal alleged that an RSS leader is said to be running the organisations such as AICTE, which drew strong reaction from the BJP members. He also raised the issue of “rampant corruption” in the mid-day meal scheme.
Agrawal said there is a need to look into the issue that several states have not lifted the share of foodgrains allocated to them for running the scheme.
He suggested that government should set up a recruitment board to fill the vacancies in the universities.
He said that Six percent of GDP needs to be spent in the education sector as against the current spending of Three so that more and more children can be educated. This will also help in educating them about the population explosion.
A range of issues were cited by Agarwal from the need of a legislation to check cheating by the students in exams to governors not being consulted in matters of appointment of Vice-Chacellors.
He said that no decision has been taken on the Centre-State contribution on Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
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