Modi govt ignoring education: Congress

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of ignoring the education sector completely,state Congress leaders on Friday said the government was,instead,busy in holding festivals and doling out largesses to corporates like Tatas.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 18, 2013 2:58 am

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of ignoring the education sector completely,state Congress leaders on Friday said the government was,instead,busy in holding festivals and doling out largesses to corporates like Tatas.

Speaking at the release of a book titled At the Threshold of Career: What After Standard 12,state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia said, “It is very unfortunate and sad that the state BJP government is not paying attention to education in the state and appointing teachers on fixed salaries that doesn’t attract talented teachers.”

He added that due to the lack of talented teachers,students from state’s institutions were not able to compete at national and international level. “It is very sad that the state government is giving huge subsidies to corporates,but has no money for paying teachers.”

Modhwadia also accused the state government of commercialising education by setting up new medical and engineering self-financing colleges and allowing private institutions to collect huge money from students for admissions and tution fee.

The book provides detailed information on career guidance for students after Class XII and was released jointly by Modhwadia,AICC general secretary and party’s Gujarat affairs in-charge Mohan Prakash,Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela and former opposition leader Shaktisinh Gohil.

The book,which is into its eighth year of publication,has been prepared by party’s state spokesperson Manish Doshi,an engineer by profession. Speaking on the occasion,Mohan Prakash said that the book was most useful for students from rural and interior areas as they were not aware of various career options available.

Vaghela said it was the duty of the government to bring such a publication to help the students. “But the Modi government has no time for constructive work as his priority is to hold festivals and functions for his personal publicity,” Vaghela said.

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