Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday urged schoolteachers to educate students in such a way that Rajasthan excelled in the education sector.
Raje said, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Rajasthan was ranked 21st.
At a workshop organised by the Chief Minister Advisory Council (education sub-group) at her office here, she said the state needed to set long term and short term goals to improve its ASER score.
She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestions to improve the quality of education had been implemented in schools.
“In addition to the knowledge about Indian culture, we should also aim to equip students so that they can compete at the world level,” she said. “We have to find out why private schools perform better than government schools. The state government is ready to provide support to teachers.”
She said teachers need to be updated on capacity building and innovation in education.
She also stressed the need for including moral education, sanitation and sports activities in the curriculum. Sate education minister Vasudev Devnani said schools would be effectively monitored to ensure that they were providing quality education.