Experts have said that the issues of access, affordability, and dropout rates should be addressed immediately to make education in the State inclusive.

The opinion was aired at a seminar and panel discussion on ‘Education Exclusion in Kerala-Reviewing the Policies for Planning Ahead,' organised by the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) at the School of Legal Studies of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) here on Wednesday. It was attended by eminent academicians, senior media persons and policy makers.

Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice-Chancellor, Cusat, inaugurated the seminar. Former Vice-Chancellor of Cusat M. V. Pylee released the working paper series “Education Exclusion and Economic Growth” published by CSSEIP, CUSAT. M. G. S. Narayanan, former Director of Indian Council for History and Research moderated the discussion. D. Rajasenan, Director, CSSEIP, welcomed the gathering.

The panelists deliberated on the various exclusionary trends in education sector in Kerala. The experts opined that in order to make inclusive policies effective it is absolutely imperative to take into confidence the private players in the field of education.