Indian PM criticizes British ‘servant class’ schooling — Analysis
At an education policy summit, Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister) condemned the British colonial-era education system and called for reforms to help India move forward.
“The British provided this education system to prepare a servant class for themselves to meet their needs,”Modi made these remarks at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)’s opening ceremony of the three-day Summit of Educators.
“After independence, there were some changes in it but a lot remained,”He concluded. India has a lot of graduates who have been trained to work in government or service positions.
“We should not just produce degree-holding youths but make our education system such that we create human resources that are needed for the country to take it forward,”Modi urged participants to talk, “innovative thoughts and new ideas”During the summit.
Over 300 government and educators will meet at Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam to discuss their experiences with implementing 2020’s National Education Policy (NEP). It is taking place in Modi’s home constituency.
“We have to delve into the details of the challenges and problems and find solutions. NEP opens doors to education in Indian languages. I have confidence that India could emerge as a world education destination,”Modi has served as prime minister of India since 2014.
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