Final year exams were held successfully despite opposition: Pokhriyal – education
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Wednesday that despite opposition, senior college exams were successfully held in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at an event here via video conference, he also praised educational institutes and teachers for switching to online platforms to teach during the pandemic.
The Union government took a firm stance that senior exams should be taken, because if students had passed without an exam, they would have been stuck with the label “passed during COVID-19” throughout their entire life. life, he said.
“We took a firm stand and decided to take the exams. Some people opposed the decision, others went to the Supreme Court, but the SC also annulled their requests and ruled that examinations should be carried out, ”Pokhriyal said.
When the decision was made to take the JEE and NEET exams (for engineering and medical courses), some people took to the road to protest, but most of the students who had burned the midnight oil to prepare wanted the exams to be taken. exams, he said.
“The holding of JEE and NEET was so successful that the Electoral Commission, when asked how they would hold elections in Bihar during the pandemic … their response was that they will adopt the pattern used for the conduct of JEE and NEET,” said the minister. . .
The new education policy emphasizes that students should be taught in their native language because experts believe it improves understanding, he said.
“We are not opposed to English, but we insist on the mother tongue … let’s take the example of Japan, Germany, Israel, who prefer their own language to provide education and none of these countries are lagging behind in any field,” he added.
The new education policy is also the basis of ‘atma-nirbharata’ (self-reliance) because it introduces vocational training at an early stage, he said.
It will also stop the migration of talents, the minister said. “As part of the new policy, we have started an initiative called ‘study in India’ and this will stop the race to go abroad for education,” said Pokhriyal Before Lord Macaulay (whose education policy was implemented in India during the government British), the literacy rate in the country was “97 percent,” said the minister.
India was a leader in education with universities like Nalanda, he added.
The event had been organized by Maharashtra EducationSociety, which runs several educational institutions in Pune.