NDA govt framing new edu policy, to come out by 2015: Irani

Varanasi, PTI | Updated : 15 November 2014, 08:53 PM

The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said here.

The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year.

“We want to remove the maximum loopholes from the existing education policies, and will come up with a newly framed one for giving maximum and easy access to education to common people.

“The new education policy of the NDA government is expected to come out next year, for which the suggestions would be sought from grass root level,” she said.

The Minister said past education policies were framed by very few people called as experts, consisting mostly of educationists, academicians and bureaucrats.

“Such policies were least associated with common man living in far off villages, and mattered less to rural people.  In the new education policy, our aim is to specifically target those students who are living in villages and could not continue their education due to lack of exposure and unavailability of resources. They should get maximum benefit,” Irani said.

The HRD minister was here to inaugurate a national seminar at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth today.

Stressing that providing better future to youngsters was her government’s top priority, she said, after so many years a government was formed at the Centre with absolute majority, as young, mostly in the age group of 30, voted for lotus.

Irani said girl students should be encouraged to take up technical education, where their number was less, despite the fact that their performance in board exams was better than that of boys.

Some Banaras Hindu University students held protest demanding restoration of students’ union in the BHU.

They also protested against the HRD minister, outside the venue, carrying placards and questioned why government was patronisings RSS in BHU and Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth.

First Published: Saturday, November 15, 2014 08:50 PM
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