In a bid to promote primary education in the Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has announced to form an autonomous body to formulate policy. The body will be called Gomantak bal shikshan mandal or Goa child education board.
According to a report published in The Times of India, Parsekar was speaking at the at the 4th state convention of Gomantak Bal Shikshan Parishad when he said that the primary education is essential and starts from the time since the child is in mother’s womb. He acknowledged that the board will comprise of only educationists and no politicians. He also requested the teachers in the audience who have retired to provide services in making the education better in the state.
Calling Margao as the education capital, he said that Goa has developed in the field of education, he also said that the global demands of Goans has also increased. He also mentioned about the subsidy given to the students to encourage them for higher education and overseas education and the initiative of distributing laptops and e-tablets.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that Himachal has seen a revolution in field of education and at present more than 14,400 schools are functional in the state while the government has opened 25 colleges in remote area during past three years. Addressing a public meeting, the CM said that the government was keen that the children in rural an remote areas have access to higher education at their doorstep and the government took a conscious to open college in remote areas inspite of the fact that the number of students was very less.