Kalam for turning educational insitutions as 'emplyoment generator'

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Patna, Feb 08 (UNI) Former President and first visitor of proposed Nalanda University A P J Abdul Kalam today suggested the Bihar Government to initiate education reforms to enable the colleges and universities produce ''employment generators'' and not ''employment seekers''.

Delivering his lecture on the theme ''Bihar as a leading knlowledge hub'', Dr Kalam suggested a number of measures to the Bihar Government and requested for its implementation in the next five years to turn the state into a leading knowledge hub of the country.

The Bihar Government should overhaul the education system and introduce six months entrepreneurship courses at graduation level in Science, Commerce and Engineering faculties which would help the students become prospective entreprenurs.

Stressing on inculcating moral values among the students, he called for introducing ''Moral Science Course''from primary level to university level. '' It is equally important to be a good human being besides becoming an educated person, '' he said adding biographies of great personalities like Abraham Lincon and Einstein should be taught in the moral science classes.

'' The Bihar Government should act as facilitator for promoting public-private participation in establishing premier educational institutions in the state, '' Dr Kalam maintained and said the good schools with drinking and toilet facilities could be established with the assistance of big industrial houses of the country.

Dr Kalam said premier technical institutions like IITs and IIMs should be established in Bihar which could provide opportunities to aspiring students to get quality education in specialised sectors.

'' Quality educational institutions create intellectual entrepreneurs and they could accelerate the growth engine of the state, '' he said adding the state government should float a ''web portal'' enlisting edication facilites in the state.

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