Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday drew up an education action plan for the state which includes setting up a state-level ranking structure for institutions education, similar to NIRF, to promote “healthy competition”.
He also asked that officials work with athletes to develop the state’s new sports policy.
“On the model of the NIRF, a SIRF is expected to be launched. It will help foster healthy competition among institutes and inspire each to improve. It will also help students to gain admissions, as well as placement agencies to select establishments,” said the CM. said, according to PTI.
In 2015, the Union Department of Education (then known as Union Human Resource Development) introduced the National Institutional Ranking Methodology (NIRF) as a framework for ranking educational institutions across the country.
“A new sports policy for the state must be prepared as soon as possible. The help of sports professionals must be sought for this,” said the CM.
He said the education sector had long been in the grip of the “education mafia”, but his government had ensured that exams were “cheat-free”.
EDUCATION PLANS IN UTTAR PRADESH
Here is a list of education plans mentioned by CM Ypgi Adityanath:
1. The establishment of a ranking structure of educational institutions at the state level.
2. New courses such as drone technology, internet, cybersecurity and data science should be introduced into the curriculum, CM said, stressing the importance of preparing “skilled young people” to meet market demands .
3. The CM requested that the development of Major Dhyanchand Sports University in Meerut be accelerated and that an “eminent sportsman” be appointed as vice-chancellor.
4. He instructed officials to establish a career guidance center in each institute
5. The CM requested officials to provide public school instructors with cashless treatment and provide cash for uniforms and other items to children via direct cash transfer within the next six months.
6. Yogi Adityanath instructed officials to devise a strategy to establish an international pharmacy, a bio-engineering research institute and a school of urban planning and management.
7. Adityanath has also proposed a new format for the state board class 12 test by 2025 and for class 10 by 2023.
8. He pleaded for the establishment of internships for students in classes 9 and 11 under the supervision of qualified experts.
9. The CM stated that a Directorate of Sanskrit Education should be created within two years. He proposed that the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi establish an online Sanskrit teaching program that would cover the “traditional Sanskrit” notions of “Karmkand”, “Vastu Shastra” and astrology.
10. He also asked officials to hire teachers at all levels, including yoga instructors, and to ensure that all public schools have access to Wifi.
11. He also said that each school should have its own website, keep track of all students’ email addresses and use a biometric attendance system.
Uttar Pradesh CM has instructed officials to complete by 2023 the first phase of three new institutions in Saharanpur, Aligarh and Azamgarh: Ma Shakumbari University, Aligarh, and Raja Mahendra Pratap State University Singh, Aligarh.
12. He also called for Japanese lessons to be provided to students, citing a need for workers in Japan.
(With PTI entries)