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Haryana to set up sports & skill development universities

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The Haryana government is considering to set up three universities including sports and skill development universities. The announcement was made by Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, at the ‘Smagra Shiksha-Mukt Vimarsh’ workshop. He said that the state government is considering setting up a sports university with the objective to produce quality postgraduates in related subjects and to promote sports education.

In addition, a university for skill development and a university for education will be set up in the state. He further said that good teachers can improve the quality of education at all levels. The state government is considering to introduce School Leadership Training courses for teachers at the time of their promotions meanwhile creating a new path in service training by signing MoUs with major community-based organisations which are active in this field.

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The Chief Minister assured to take all possible steps for improving education system. He said that quality education and nation building are the major priority sectors for the government. On the issue of over mapping of educational institutes, CM said that mapping of schools and colleges was being done to establish new institutes as per the requirement of the region.

The Chief Minister described the human resource development as a key factor and said that future of the state and the nation rests on this. “Today, human resource has become self-centric and this propensity can only be changed with emphasis to pass on moral values through education. The education at all levels starting from primary, higher, technical, skills etc should be such that an individual is able to work in the best interest of society, state and country,” he said.

He also emphasised on the need to adopt best practices for bridging the gap between quality of education in urban and rural areas.

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