Thursday, January 18, 2018

Attended today the 6Th Edition Of ThinkEdu Conclave organised by the New Indian Express at Chennai.

Attended today the 6Th Edition Of ThinkEdu Conclave organised by the New Indian Express at Chennai.
The Honorable Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr Javadekar addressed the audience and shared a very comprehensive plan for better education at all levels in the immediate future—A change from the current ‘Aanna Khannaa and Jannaa ‘ ( coming, eating and going)..
Once the plans are implemented the country will see much better educated youth. The RTE will be amended to bring back the examination at fifth and eight grades. He also talked about autonomy and substantial support to educational institutions of credit. He said the direction of Honorable PM is ‘Sabko Shiksha-Achhi Shiksha’
( Quality Education for All).
I too was a panellist to speak at the Conclave.
I wish to share what I said as this is relevant for Puducherry as I see it today.
Here is what I said.
“Based on my school visits, while the GOI plans will have a gestation period, current students of class 10, 11 and 12 in Puducherry need a RESCUE plan.
Which means most of the students of rural Government and private schools may need to be assessed on their aspirational needs.
We need to link them with a vocational skill immediately after their class exams are over.
Their respective school principals can be asked to find out from the boys and girls the trade they will like to learn. Then a plan can be drawn to link them with nearby training facility. Of a polytechnic school or an industry to learn as interns or apprentices.
After the March exams our Schools could serve as Polytechnics for our Youth. Teachers could be oriented for it.
Also we must do a survey to know what happened to last year’s batch. How many went into higher education and how many got self  employed, or how many are still unemployed? And what are their preferred trades they will like to learn to be self employed.
We could also link them with MUDRA scheme for entrepreneurs bank loans.
I have already briefed Honble Minister for Education, Mr Kamlakanan and requested Secretary Education, Mr Anabarsu  to make a RESCUE PLAN.
The Secretary education has already been assured by GOI for need based Support in Skills Development.
For our this year’s passing our students.
We have to ensure our youth becomes employable. And thereafter too.

Monday, January 08, 2018

A mentoring note.

A mentoring note.

This is essential to know how do we career guide our boys and girls of Govt schools of standard nine above.
Immed the ones in 10-12. Class.
They have very high aspirations. And must be guided. If frustration is to be prevented.
It’s is the duty of all leadership levels political and education and administrative and social to have a combined plan to deal with this situation.
Early skill development linkages from 10 th and 9 the class is one the options. So that they have a skill to go to.
They earn and study further too. Be it open Universities or colleges. They must get guided.
We must not lose time.
Most of those we have interacted with are first generation learners in their families.
Hence it is the duty of the social and administration leaders to step in and have a proper linkage plan for this youth.
We need to be worried for them.
I will like to see a practical skills linked plan in place without delay.
We are not to lose any more time. It is their life at stake.  Kiran Bedi.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

New Skill will growth in digital eco...

Which is why constant training is important to match people's needs.
And govt officials to be ahead of the curve.

Ask each employee to declare what is that one thing they will do better.
And what is that one thing they will upskill or learn anew. ( Self Help)
This way we will add 30 Thousand new skills and 30 Thousand improved responses.
This does not exclude Departmental training programs which u must organise alongside.
Let us do it this year. And make it a annual habit.

All departments. All units big or small.
Let the Secretaries and HODs lead this.
I propose to visit your respective departments during the month of Jan. As already shared in the annual wrap up meeting.

I shall ask this question from all I will meet.
Let the annual evaluation be based on the fulfilment of that commitment as well.
Kindly read and communicate this message to all ranks..Every one matters.
I repeat I WILL check if employees were informed of this suggestion.
Will do a feedback how many knew.

Which means as leaders you will meet and convey...
Will declare Dept wise after the visits, the quality and extent to which this message was communicated by you all. How many really understood the purpose and how did think  this through.