Former chief minister and leader of the opposition PK Dhumal on Wednesday castigated the state government for poor results of government schools and falling standards of education and said that the education system has been “ruined” in the state.
“The results of class X and class XII examinations conducted by Board of School Education were zero percent in 19 government schools while pass percentage was less than 20 in 126 other schools,” Dhumal said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
Accusing the Virbhadra Singh government of opening the institutions to gain popularity, Dhumal said that it was a criminal act to open schools without proper infrastructure and staff and playing with the career of the students.
Alleging that during past three years, transfers have taken the shape of industry and teachers are unable to concentrate on teaching, Dhumal said that the net result is that standards of education are going down while results are taking a dip.
Calling for review of the identified schools which have shown poor results, Dhumal said that responsibility should be fixed and effective steps be taken to improve the quality of education to secure better results in future.
Dhumal said that “Playing with education for political gains is a criminal act as opening new institutions sans basic facilities and teaching staff may help the government gain temporary popularity but it is harmful for the future of the students”.
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Bindal said that the rising above politics, the union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contributing towards the development of the states and the increase in state share in the central tax revenue from 32 to 42 percent is the living example.
Addressing the media persons, he said the emphasis of the union government is on infrastructural development, improving the financial condition of the states and village development.
Himachal has got two industrial corridors, 23 national highways, AIIMS, IIM, three medical colleges in the past two years of the Modi government and there is no dearth of funds under The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna provided the state government wish to take advantage of it.
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