Vinod Tawade visits Kalyan-Dombivli, assures students of more colleges in district
Education Minister Vinod Tawde was in Kalyan to inaugurate a new building at Vani Vidyalaya school
On Friday, state education minister Vinod Tawde visited Kalyan-Dombivli area and assured the student community that the government will soon make a plan to ensure that students have colleges available within Thane district.Tawade was upset that the number of students who have passed class XII is not corresponding to the number of seats available in first year colleges in the district. He also reprimanded the teachers who approached him asking for salary hike. “I am the education minister and not the educators’ minister,” said Tawde.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Tawade was in Kalyan to inaugurate a new building at Vani Vidyalaya school. Also, present was guardian minister Eknath Shinde. Tawade assured that he would conduct a survey of the number of colleges in various streams and accordingly make provisions to include more colleges. This way, students will not have to travel elsewhere for education opportunities.Tawade also met teachers and principals. “I am planning to make changes in the state education budget, as out of the Rs44,000 crore kept aside for education, only Rs2,000 crore is of use. The rest is the salary of teachers and other staff. Earlier, the number of students was more but now with the dwindling figures we will need fewer teachers. We also need to improve the standard of education in the state,” he added.”Rather than making a memorial in the name of the country’s first women doctor, Dr Anandibai Joshi, we should introduce an educational plan where students will not have to rely on rote learning but the method will increase their grasping abilities and make their minds sharper. The eagerness to research and learn must increase amongst students,” said Tawde.He also gave an assurance to teachers from the 27 villages that have been newly incorporated in the Zilla Parishad that they will now be within the civic body’s jurisdiction.