Reform education system to shape future of kids: Bihar governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
On Tuesday, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar expressed his concern that the education system in the state was responsible for a significant number of students migrating to other parts of the country in search of better opportunities. Speaking at the Senate meeting of Jai Prakash University in Chapra, the Governor, in his capacity as Chancellor, has revived the old tradition of chairing the Senate meeting to get a first-hand understanding of the ground realities.
Arlekar emphasized that the Senate meeting should not be reduced to a mere exercise in passing budgets, but rather an opportunity to brainstorm on how universities can improve their education system to provide maximum benefits to students. He stated that strong measures are required to remove academic anarchy and corruption on campuses, and ensure a qualitative change in higher education. Mere paperwork will not bring about the desired improvement, and stern measures will be taken to stem the rot, even if some people are disappointed with them. The Governor is apparently aware of the challenges that universities in the state are facing, which is hampering the students' growth.
Therefore, he stressed that improving the education scenario in the state would require a collective effort. Education is the mirror of society, and everyone must strive to make it better. Students come to universities with high hopes, and the Senate members have a responsibility to ensure that the students remain the focus. The Governor's own initiative has evoked a positive response from academicians, with former Patna University head of the department of economics,
NK Choudhary, welcoming the move and stating that higher education needs some tough measures, and the Governor has shown that he will not hesitate to take them. Additionally, on February 18, the Governor will also chair the Senate meeting of Purnea University.