Panaji: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant announcing the implementation of the National Education Policy within one or two years in the State underscored that the whole structure of elementary education from pre-primary right up to Higher Secondary education will be restructured and revamped, taking the whole educational concept to a different level.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised by the Mahila and Nutan English High School to felicitate the meritorious SSCE students at Margao, on Saturday.
Elaborating further, Dr Sawant maintained that with the adoption of NEP, 2019, the educational system across the country would be revamped and Goa too will follow suit. The education sector will see a lot many changes in another two years, providing quality education in the State. The syllabus will change and enable students to compete with all boards. The aim is to take the education to a higher level, he remarked.
Dr Sawant assuring to look into the proposed School Complex at Davorlim, Margao with an area of 1.10 lakhs sqm informed that he look into the various aspects by directing the Director of Education to conduct an inspection. He also emphasised the need to adopt schools within the radius of 10 km which could then feed students for their own schools.
Speaking further, the Chief Minister said, today is a skill-based era where job oriented courses are sought after. It is very difficult to provide jobs and thus it is very important to acquire skills and start one’s own enterprise by availing various government schemes like start-ups policy, investment policy, etc, he pointed.
Dr Sawant also reiterated the government’s decision to support app-based taxis in the larger interest of the State to boost and sustain tourism industry. App based taxis is the only solution, he added.
Issuing a stern warning to taxi owners opposing app-based taxis that the government will not succumb to arm twisting by such operators, he informed that the Government has made various arrangements like KTC, helpline numbers to ferry tourists.
Guest of honour, Dr Vikram Patel, co-founder of Sangath and professor at Harvard Medical School, USA also spoke on the occasion.
Students who excelled in the recent SSC examination were felicitated were felicitated at the hands of the Chief Minister and Dr Vikram Patel. Neeta Prabhudessai, ex-headmistress was also honoured for her contribution in the field of education on the occasion.