Arvind Kejriwal: Students must learn to be job providers

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government has been working to create an education system where students learn to become job providers, instead of job seekers.

During a live interaction with principals and students of classes 9 to 12 on entrepreneurship mindset the CM said “There is some problem with our education system. The moment we exit from our school, we start looking for jobs. We want to change this mindset,” he said.

 “You don’t have to be a job seeker, but you have to become a job provider. We want to inculcate this in the mindset of children. This cannot be taught in theory. This is the reason, we call small, medium, and big entrepreneurs to take these sessions and inspire students,” he said.

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“The British left the country, but the British system continued. We did not even change the education system. There are few who go against the system and create a unique identity. Otherwise, our system is such that we can only produce clerks,” he said.

Today, a child who knows English has a better chance of landing a good job with global exposure. Therefore, it is not possible to change this system in a day and implement Hindi everywhere, he said. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said learning any language is a skill, but “our mother tongue Hindi is our pride. We should not feel shy to speak in our mother tongue”.

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