WB CM directs Education Dept to prepare vision document for the next five to ten years
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last Monday reviewed the performance of the State Higher and Primary Education Departments and asked Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to prepare a vision document for the next five to ten years. Joint secretaries of the Education Department were also present in the meeting.
During the review meeting, the Chief Minister asked the Department to lay stress on quality of education, use technology and improve teaching methodologies.
Later, the Education Minister said the rate of admission to graduate-level courses has increased to 17.5%. “The rate of admission was 11% earlier and now it has increased to 17.5%. The national average is 21% and we want to achieve that,” he said.
Overall there has been an increase of four lakh graduates and 36,000 engineering students in the state, the Minister said adding that both students and seats have increased both in higher education and at the Madhyamik level.