The BJP MP was part of a panel discussion on NEP at the Sarkar Raj Bhavan, organized by the Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry. File | Photo credit: PTI
The old Macaulay system of education was “bullying” as students had to “read, write and reverse”, Union MoS for Education Sabhas Sarkar said on 25 February.
Speaking to reporters at Raj Bhavan, he said that the New Education Policy (NEP) will help students to get comprehensive education.
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“The previous Macaulay system of education was bully. Students had to read, write and then vomit. The whole world is moving from the old education policy to a new comprehensive style of education, which is given in such a way that the students can give back. to society,” he said.
British politician Thomas Bebington Macaulay played a key role in introducing English as a medium of instruction in India in the 1800s.
“Now, we need comprehensive education, and there should be no compartments. An arts student can study physics and chemistry, while a science student can include history and economics as his subject choices. Mr. Sarkar said.
He was part of a panel discussion on NEP at the Raj Bhavan, organized by the Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Governor CV Anand Bose and several eminent educationists were also present.
Mr Sarkar said he did not agree with those who alleged that efforts were being made to “saffronize education”.
“Please show me an example of saffronisation. Is it saffronisation if I say that India gave ‘Zero’ to the world, or if I mention that ‘P’ was discovered by Indian saints,” he asked.
He said that the West Bengal government is only verbally saying that it will not implement the NEP, and has not given anything in writing.
The minister said that if a state does not follow the NEP, it will be a big loss for students as the country will have a common university entrance test.