Udupi: A memorandum containing the demands made by the YCS students of Karnataka during their regional convention held from 18 October to 10 October at St Mary’s School Kannarpady, was submitted to the state education minister Kimmane Rathnakar through district in-charge minister Vinay Kumar Sorake here, on Tuesday, October 27.
The memorandum was presented to Vinay Kumar Sorake by the Public Relations Officer of Udupi Diocese Fr Denis D’Sa and Secretary of Catholic Education Society of Udupi Dr Lawrence D’Souza at the Inspection Bunglow, Bannaje.
The memorandum stated that the students’ present day education is job oriented and does not focus on building the capacity for individuals to form opinions. The heads of institutions should appoint counselors in their educational institutions to counsel the students. Educational institutions should build infrastructure and at the same time, should also focus on personality development of individuals. The Digital India concept visualised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be effectively used to impart quality education with technical interfaces. The education system should be free from corruption.
The competition in the educational system may be reduced, and cooperation and group activities should be encouraged. The Grading System in force at present through the CCE and the progressive measures were welcomed by the students. They also demanded that the Karnataka State Syllabus should be upgraded to the national level so that the students are prepared for national level examinations.
The minister assured to discuss the matter with the Primary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar and attend to the requests made in the memorandum.