Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani, today, said that the state government introduced vocational subjects related to 13 different fields in 589 secondary and higher secondary government-aided schools. These courses will begin in the current 2022 academic session itself. These courses will provide professional and practical education to the students. These advanced vocational skills are expected to open up huge opportunities for the students.
Vocational courses are related to agriculture, ready-made apparel and garment, automotive, food and food processing and the beauty and wellness industry. Other courses are related to electronics and hardware, IT/ITes, BFSI, healthcare, retail, tourism and hospitality, and sports and physical education.
Education has become an issue for the upcoming assembly elections ever since Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders slammed Vaghani and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government for the poor condition of government schools in the state.
AAP has said that although private schools in Gujarat provided everything, their fees were high and increased each year. People with high incomes might be able to afford these schools, but they were not for everyone. The party has claimed that under Arvind Kejriwal’s governance, people in Delhi are pleased with the government schools and feel no need to seek private schools for their children.