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Education Summit on Dec 14

Posted on Dec 08, 08:29PM | UNI

With an initiative of 'improving quality of higher education to drive Goa's economy, the state Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has organised a daylong 'CII Higher Education Summit 2012' here on December 14.

Addressing a joint news conference here today, Keshav Chandra, secretary in Education deparment, government of Goa, and Anil Kher, chairman CII, Goa Council, said that the summit will be attended by state Governor Bharat Vir Wancho, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, bureaucrats, heads of educational institutions, trustees of about 50 colleges in Goa along with principals and heads of departments.

Mr Kher said as a key beneficiary of the education services, CII has embarked on many initiatives to bring about quality in education in India.

He said CII works to create and sustained an environment conducive to the growth of Indian industry, academia and government alike through advisory and consultative process. It aims to enhance the competitiveness of all key sectors of the economy, which impacts the growth of the country.

He said 'Goa is a small state with high literacy. the economy is however in the primary and value added stage, be it in manufacture or services sector. The younger generation nearly 22,000 who enter the job market each year, aspire for well-paying jobs and these are not easily available in the state today. The problems faced by primary activities such as mining are troubling the state economy.

'Goa needs to move from 30 percent graduate enrollment to emulate Korea with 90 percent graduate enrollment with matching abilities,' Mr Kher added.