Human Resource Department (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar While attending a programme in Pune made an embarrassing statement on schools, “Don’t beg for funds, ask Alumni’s to Contribute for the development of the school, Instead of repeatedly asking funds from the Government.”
He even said that it is the moral responsibility of the Alumni students to give it back to the schools and such thinking should be inculcated in the minds of the young.
The shocking statement made by the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar is being criticised at all levels.
Isn’t it the responsibility of the HRD ministry to look after the Welfare of the schools? Is it appropriate to designate schools seeking help from the government as beggars?
Already people are frustrated with inflation, rising fuel prices and such a statement made by the Union Minister will add fuel to the fire.
People are familiar with the conditions of many schools in the country and such an irresponsible statement by Union Minister displays the concern of the government towards improving education quality of the schools.
He also spoke of the proposed changes in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, such as reintroducing exams in Std V and Std VIII, and the system of detention. But he assured that students who failed in the first attempt would get a second chance.