The Students Islamic Organisation of India has said the themes selected for consideration while framing the new National Education Policy “lack vision” as these neither recognise existing discriminations and inequalities in the education system nor address the issues of privatisation and commercialisation.
The consultation themes suggested by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for school and higher education are “selective” and focus on the agenda of what the government is inclined towards, said Thouseef Madikeri, National Secretary of Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India, the students’ wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.
“Consultation themes suggested by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for school and higher education are selective and are focusing the agenda of what government is inclined towards instead of addressing the very serious concerns of growing communalisation and market-oriented needs which are on high priority,” Thouseef Madikeri said at the national level consultation on New Education Policy 2015.
He said skill-based education for marginalised sections of society is discriminating citizen against getting basic needs and pushes the deprived people as “certified labours”.
The government is not executing all the clauses of the RTE Act but instead is sponsoring private schools with finance by admitting 20,00,000 students by giving public fund and supporting private players, he claimed.
Ms. Sucheta Dey, National president of All India Students Association (AISA) Said that we are losing the sovereignty of our Nation by allowing WTO-GATS and also she criticize the common university bill by Saying that it is going to damage the diverse identity with historic background of Central universities as AMU, JMI, DU, JNU, BHU etc, She said that Today the curriculum is forcibly intend to design on false information’s as done by Dina Nath Batra in Gujarat.
Inam-ur-Rahman, national secretary of All India Ideal Teachers Association, said they were carrying out policy consultation at national level and will suggest for an inclusive policy both in higher and school education.
Laeeq Ahmed, national secretary of the SIO of India, said final recommendations after incorporating various opinions will be compiled by the organisation’s National Education Strategy Cell and forwarded to the MHRD by September-end.
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