Union Home Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today stressed on quality change in education system, which could produce good human beings with qualities of gender sensitivity and dignity. He was addressing a “Workshop on Northern Region Workshop on Innovations and Best Practices” in school education organised at Chandigarh by Department of School Education and Literacy of Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with Department of School Education at Chandigarh.
The states of Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttara khand, Delhi and Union Territory Chandigarh are participating in the workshop.
Mr Javadekar said that the system of promoting school students without examination has lowered the standard of education and 25 states are in favor of reintroducing the examination system in school education. He said that only 4 states are in favour of no detention policy.
Mr. Javadekar said that government will soon get a bill passed to improve the education system and board examinations in 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th class would be made mandatory. The Union Minister said that the integrated BEd courses would be started to produce best teachers.
The HRD Minister also stressed the need to give Indian languages equal importance in imparting school education. Among educational institutions he lauded the role of Navodaya Vidhyalayas, Kastrurba Gandhi schools and Kendriya Vidhyalayas. Punjab Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary and various other scholars also addressed the workshop.