GUWAHATI, May 19 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday stressed the need for reforming the State’s education system, saying that it was incapable of providing a solution to the burgeoning problem of unemployment.
The Chief Minister also voiced his concern over the low number of first division-holders in the HSLC Examination as also the poor show by the Government-run schools and announced that a committee would be formed to look into those aspects.
“We need to reform the education system, as it is unable to tackle unemployment; rather it is creating more unemployment. We want to concentrate more on the practical aspects of education,” Gogoi said at a press conference.
Gogoi said that to tackle unemployment it was imperative to accord thrust on technical education and entrepreneurship development. “That’s why we are setting up more and more institutes of technical education,” he added. Terming the overall HSLC results as satisfactory, the CM said a rethink was needed to check the downward slide of Government-run schools. “Though the overall pass percentage is good, it is a matter of great concern that the number of first division holders is far less than desired,” he said.