Expressing concern over the declining standards of education at all levels, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said, emerging India needs a world class education system which will produce leaders in every discipline.
“At a time when India is emerging as a first rate global power, we cannot continue with an education system that churns out ordinary graduates lacking skills,” he said.
The Governor was speaking at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Chembur Education Society in Mumbai on Monday (26 Oct).
The Governor said educational institutions must engage with scientific institutions and institutions of higher learning to make learning enjoyable and exciting for students. He said school managements should invite scientists and researchers from institutions like TIFR, BARC, ICT and others to intearact with students and expose them to new ideas and experiments.
The Governor expressed confidence that India can provide teachers to the whole world provided the country empowered its teachers and strengthened the teachers’ training institutions.
Executive Chairman of the Chembur Education Society Mohan Dhavlikar, President Ramesh Mhapankar, Vice Presidents Madhukar Desai and Dr Prabhakar Dandavate, General Secretary Avinash Tambe and Head of School Education Committee Bhushana Pathare were present. The Governor felicitated selected alumni of the institution on this occasion.