British Destroyed Indian Education System, We Are On Now To Fix It: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal stated that every year 2.5 lakh boys and girl complete their high school and become ready for college. Approximately 1.5 lakh of these students graduate from government institutions, while the rest attend private schools, he added.

Rebuilding the Indian Education System: Arvind Kejriwal's Endeavor after British Influence

On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the British of destroying the Indian education system and turning it into a production line for clerks, and he urged students to train to become job creators rather than job applicants. Kejriwal made these remarks during the opening ceremony of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) campus in east Delhi, during which he was interrupted by BJP supporters shouting slogans.

Kejriwal dedicated the new campus to the nation and described it as one of the finest in the nation.

He said :

“It is one of the nation’s finest campuses in terms of facilities and architecture, and it has outstanding facilities. This campus has the capacity to house 2,500 students. The influx of students from across the nation will increase the number of hostels and guesthouses in the area. “As a result of the university, the number of shops and restaurants will also increase in the area,”

"Kejriwal stated that :

“Annually 2.5 lakh boys and girls graduate from high school in the city and are prepared for college.”

He added :

“That approximately 1.5 lakh of these pupils graduate from government schools, while the remainder attend private schools. When we first founded the government in 2015, we discovered that only approximately 1,100,000 college seats were available for these students in Delhi. Consequently, there was a shortage of approximately 1,400,000 seats. Over the past seven or eight years, the number of college seats has increased from 1.1 million to 1.5 million.” We still have a shortage of 1 lakh college seats, and we are working on a solution,” 

He said :

“Emphasising that the AAP had a plan for primary education and is now focusing on higher education.”

In his speech, the prime minister also criticised the British bureaucrat Lord Macaulay for designing an education system that continues to exist for the primary purpose of producing clerks. Prior to that, I had heard of a highly effective education system. 

He explained :

“That there were acharyas in every village, and that the children of the peasantry and the monarch studied together. In the 1830s, the British replaced the Indian education system with their own, not to educate the natives, but to cultivate educated bureaucrats for the foreign bureaucracy that governed the country. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts, and, in some cases, a Doctor of Philosophy, we have difficulty finding employment.”

He questioned :

What is the point if there are no jobs for our students?

“This campus will teach automation, design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data management, and innovation.”

He stated :

“Kejriwal stated that each university’s vice-chancellor should be responsible for finding employment for students, and he exhorted students to become entrepreneurs instead of pursuing scarce jobs in the country. The Delhi government is considering conducting a survey to ascertain, among other things, what happens to former students of the city’s institutions, as stated by the chief minister. We must conduct a survey to ascertain the current occupations of Class 12 graduates from Delhi government schools over the past five or six years. We wish to determine what percentage of students continued their education and what percentage dropped out. We would like to know if they attended college in Delhi or somewhere else.”

Kejriwal said :

“We are interested in learning what occupations these former students now hold,” he explained. “If we have this information, we can determine in which areas we need to work harder and what school facilities can be provided to these students to help them succeed in life.

Nearly the totality of his speech was interrupted by BJP employees shouting in the audience. The earlier speech of Education Minister Atishi was also interrupted by pro-Modi and anti-AAP sloganeering. Vice-Cancellor Mahesh Verma of the university warned the agitators to calm down or he would be forced to cancel the event as the disturbance increased.

During her speech, Atishi disclosed that when she posted photographs of her campus visit two months prior, someone asked her,

Is this the campus of Stanford University or New York University?”

I responded :

“No, this is the Delhi government-built Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus.” According to some, the nation will progress as a result of the building of flyovers and bridges. 

She stated, “According to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the country will advance by building more schools and colleges.” 

As the dignitaries spoke, the speaker of the Delhi Assembly, Ram Nirmal Goel, left the podium. He stated that his name did not appear in the publications when contacted. “I say with regret that, despite the fact that my position is a constitutional one, my name did not appear in the papers,” Goel said as the crowd chanted “Shame, Shame.” 

Before delivering a speech in which he remembered former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is currently incarcerated in Tihar, Goel requested a moment of reverence. “Manish Sisodia inspected the ongoing construction work at the university on multiple occasions and invited me to the IP University construction site on three separate occasions. 

Consequently, I hold him in high regard,” he said. The GGSIPU campus in east Delhi has become the latest source of contention between the AAP-led city administration and Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena, with both factions claiming the right to inaugurate the newly built campus and take credit for its construction.

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