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West Bengal education: Mamata directs to prepare vision document for next 5-10 years

In a review meeting, the Chief Minister asked the joint secretaries of the Education Department to lay stress on quality of education, use technology and improve teaching methodology

By: PTI | Updated: June 7, 2016 11:42:36 am

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today directed to prepare a vision document for education sector of the state for the next 5-10 years.

Banerjee reviewed the performance of state Higher and Primary Education Departments and asked Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to prepare a vision document for the next 5-10 years.

During the review meeting in which joint secretaries of the Education Department were present, the Chief Minister asked them to lay stress on quality of education, use technology and improve teaching methodology.

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Later, Chatterjee said the rate of admission to graduate-level courses has increased to 17.5 per cent.

“The rate of admission was 11 per cent earlier and now it has increased to 17.5 per cent. The national average is 21 per cent and we want to achieve that,” he said.

Overall there has been an increase of four lakh graduates and 36,000 engineering students in the state, Chatterjee said adding, both students and seats have increased in higher education and Madhyamik level.

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