Staff Reporter

FDI in education will make it elitist: AKGCT

  • AKGCT calls for modernising the education sector
  • Says special care must to improve facilities at Government colleges

    KOTTAYAM: Association of Kerala Government College Teachers (AKGCT) has called upon the Central Government to reject the recommendations of the Knowledge Commission, as it would `create upheavals in the higher education sector in the country.'

    The move to open up the higher education sector to foreign direct investment (FDI) will make it elitist they said.

    According to AKGCY president V.N. Chandramohan and general secretary P. Mohammed Kunju, it was the responsibility of the Government to increase the investment in the higher education sector and to initiate a comprehensive restructuring programme to modernise the sector. The Government would have to take special care to improve the infrastructure facilities at Government colleges and to equip them to compete and excel, they said.

    They also pointed out that the authorities failed to implement the credit and semester system to the under-graduate programmes, though the post-graduate programmes were already under the system.

    The three-day conference will be inaugurated by Minister for Law M. Vijayakumar.

    Dr. K.N. Panicker will deliver the keynote address. The election of new officer-bearers has been scheduled for Sunday.