Govt bats for more pvt participation in education sector

Union Education Minister chairs review meeting on Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chaired a review meeting on Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan, RUSA in New Delhi today.

Secretary of Higher Education Department Amit Khare along with senior officials of the Ministry attended the meeting.

The Minister asked the officials to strengthen the RUSA Scheme and to draw plans on educating additional 3.5 crore students to increase gross enrolment ratio to 50 per cent by 2035.

Mr Nishank added that a total of seven crore students with employable skills that suits local conditions should pass out from our colleges and Universities.

He further said that to reach the last mile students, online distance learning and infrastructure development should be encouraged across the country.

The Minister also stressed that education should lead to local employment.

Courtesy – AIR

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