Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday said the State aims to become a vibrant knowledge society with world-class human resources.
He said the government has opened new colleges, commenced new courses, invested in improving infrastructure, created more posts of teachers and filled teacher vacancies to make higher education more accessible and to enhance quality.
Stating that the contribution of the private sector to promote the cause of education has also been commendable, he said many philanthropic trusts have come forward to set up schools, colleges and universities in the State.
Observing that some of these institutions attract students from all over India and even from abroad, Purohit said these schools, both in the public and the private sectors, lay stress on the inculcation of skills that enable the students to get employed after completing their education.
‘’Today students want the education system to equip and stir their innovative and creative minds. They are the creators. A good system of education should be able to satisfy their insatiable hunger for knowledge’’, he added. He said education should also focus on inculcating moral values and national spirit in the students.
“Teachers in schools have extensive knowledge about their subjects and enormous experience in various facets of life. Their skill, learning and experience provide them with the necessary capability to mould the student in a manner that is helpful to him, to his family and to the society’’, he said and added that a society properly educated was always progressive, peaceful and prosperous.
This will elevate the young minds to love the country, to love other human beings. The right kind of education based on moral values will upgrade the society and the country, he said.