It seems like the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is on a roller coaster ride to the development of the state. This is clearly evident from his decisions taken so far. Taking his developmental spree to the next level, Yogi Adityanath has stepped into the education sector and have demanded a roadmap from his officials with all that can be done in the education sector in the next 90 days, six months and one year. The entire development plan includes the inclusion of subjects like Yoga, English as a mandated subject from nursery grade and other modernisation of the syllabus to ensure that no child is left behind.
“I have already asked officials to prepare a roadmap on what they can do in 90 days, six months and one year. We have identified a few things. There are 11 lakh children who are not enrolled in schools. They should be enrolled.” Yogi said.
Here are the prime points of focus for education system in Uttar Pradesh
Essentials for every student:
The Yogi government has its plan to provide school going children with two sets of uniforms, books, shoes, and school bags. “We have also decided to introduce English in government schools from the nursery. Why should they be made to wait till Class VI to learn the language? From Class III, they should be taught Sanskrit and from Class X they should have the option of learning a foreign language of their choice.”
The CM expressed his concerns for the curriculum in place in Uttar Pradesh. He said that the curriculum of the state must be aligned with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). He also disclosed that the government is exploring their ways to put the curriculum of all 16 universities in the state on a common platform.
The traditional and the modern should blend. We have to be aware of our values and protect them. We should also have an education system which promotes nationalism but which is modern,” yogi added
Another directive to the officials by the CM was the inclusion of YOGA education programs in the education sector. The YOGA program would be launched with the Rani Laxmi Bai Self Defence Program under which girl students will be taught the methods of self-defence.
Addressing the issue, the CM has directed the official to make a list of all the centers where mass cheating is reported and file a FIR against them.
Teacher to teach at schools only:
The CM is not in favour of the teachers teaching private tuitions. He said that if any of the teachers is caught teaching in a private coaching centre, a FIR will be filed against him and he/she may be jailed for the same.
Completion of curriculum & regulation of fee:
In another directive, the Chief Minister has proved to make some rules and regulations, controlling the behaviour of the private schools demanding exorbitant money. He also stated that every school must ensure that the curriculum must be completed within 200 days. This must be followed by a strict regulation on the attendance of the teachers through biometric machines.
As per an official, the Chief Minister has also directed some delegates to visit the neighbouring states to analyse what they are doing in the basic education sector. The UP Government is learning the good from all to become the best, said the official.