As directed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, educational institutions in the state have been asked to promote technology in education with focus on quality. He stated this while chairing a department-wise review meeting for the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020.
He said along with teaching-learning, universities and higher institutions should fulfil their responsibility towards society.
The chief minister said that inter-disciplinary research on local issues should be encouraged. The research topics should be social, national, and globally relevant.
Emphasising the need for quality research, the chief minister said that 77.7% of the total population of Uttar Pradesh lives in rural areas. Therefore, under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA), educational institutions should be connected to rural areas with an emphasis on conducting courses related to rural development.
The CM said there is a need to encourage private investment in school education, and the education system should be compatible with the global ecosystem. Adityanath said the best practices of many educational institutions in the private sector, which are doing commendable work, should be implemented in government institutions.
Ministers and officers of the basic, secondary, higher, technical, agriculture and vocational education departments were present at the meeting. The officials have been asked to take these instructions to their respective departments at the earliest.
The CM also asked all eligible institutes in the state to get NAAC grading. He said that after the implementation of NEP at the graduation level from the current session, it should be implemented at the post-graduate level from the next session.
Chief Minister said more than ₹6200 crore has been invested for the development of infrastructure facilities in 1.33 lakh schools, and a proxy teacher in a school was unacceptable. Under the Nipun Bharat Abhiyan, innovative schemes like weekly education schemes, libraries in schools and school leadership programmes etc have been implemented, the CM added.
CM also directed that 5,000 ‘Abhyudaya Composite Schools’ should be established in the next four years.