Editorial on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Falling behind schedule

Editorial on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Falling behind schedule: Current educational attainments remain far from adequate for the enhancement of personal well-being and social progress, according to a report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

Education for economic development

This brief editorial flags several significant issues which should receive attention of those formulating education policy. That education/literacy helps individuals  to aspire for a more purposeful life and lead a better life and states/nations to improve many other development indicators other than literacy level may not be a surprise revelation. 
But, the neglect of even available infrastructure for education from primary to post-graduate level gives an impression that studies and research papers on improving literacy do not receive the attention they deserve. Planning is conspicuous by its absence in the area of higher education in India. 
Majority pursue studies with a career or job in mind. The needs of various sectors of economy including industry and services do not get adequately factored in while education policy at national and state levels are formulated. There is also inadequacy in funding which is made up by exhorbitant fees recovered from students by reputed institutions.

M G Warrier

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