INDIA

New education policy to correct ‘colonial mindset’

A new education policy to “correct” the education system, which follows a “colonial” mindset, will be brought out in December, Union Minister Satya Pal Singh said last week, reports PTI.

“The NDA government’s new education policy is in its final stages and the same will be out in December. The policy envisages correcting the education system that has followed a colonial mindset,” the Minister of State for Human Resources said. After Independence, most academicians unfortunately followed the footsteps of British and Western scholars and “deliberately” denigrated Indian culture, he said.

Some issues to be addressed are improving the quality of education at primary level, making higher education affordable and ensuring more people have access to education, he said after inaugurating the national academic meet. Skills development was a major area to which the government has given thrust. But more has to be done on this, Singh added. To prevent an exodus of students abroad for education, he said higher education institutions matching the standards of centres of international excellence needed to be developed.
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