To provide ‘education for all’ Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the opening of 11 new colleges in the state. Khattar said the initial plan was to open 10 new colleges, but now eleven would be opened.
Stating that imparting education is a “great gift”, he said 97 new colleges have been opened in the last five years in the state “while in the last 48 years, only 75 colleges were opened”. He said the new National Education Policy aims for “universalisation of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in school education by 2030”.
It also aims at raising the GER in higher education to 50 per cent by 2025, he added. Khattar expressed confidence that through the collaborative efforts of the state government with non-government organizations and the people, Haryana will achieve this goal.
The minister said that the National Education Policy will be effective in achieving the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. “This policy will bring about a drastic transformation in the field of education and will be job-oriented too,” he added.
New colleges will be opened at Morni Hills in Panchkula, Isharwal in Bhiwani, Goriwala in Sirsa, Firozpur Jhirka in Nuh, Chhatar in Jind, Ladna Chaku and Rajaund in Kaithal. New colleges will also be opened at Pratap Nagar in Yamunanagar, Agroha in Hisar and Bhainswal Kalan and Baroda in Sonipat district.