Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo has called for regular and compulsory changes to the education system, to enhance the competitiveness and entrepreneurial talent of the youth.

“The teaching system and syllabus of our colleges need to be upgraded and improved continuously to keep pace with the fast-changing education scenario so as to equip students with necessary skills and capabilities to face challenges…in a fast-changing world,” he said.

Mr. Wanchoo was addressing over 300 principals of colleges from various parts of the country, after inaugurating the two-day 14th annual national conference of the association of Indian college principals, on Thursday. The theme of the conference is ‘Capacity building in higher education’. It has been organised by the forum of principals and management representatives of colleges in Goa, in association with the Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Goa, at Margao.

The Governor felt continuous and concerted focus should be placed on developing institutions of higher learning, offering specialised training and promoting centres of excellence in different academic and scientific fields.

“Our educational system should be academically dynamic and forward looking, socially responsible, culturally adaptive and globally competitive,” he added.