Published On: Mon, Jul 9th, 2012

Bihar’s Education Minister warns resigantion

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P K Shahi, the Education Minister of Bihar,has warned to resign soon after the state’s Education Department has asked him to reply in the Bihar legislative assembly that the condition of Patna University’s buildings was satisfactory.

Disclosing this at the national executive council meeting of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO), the minister said in reply to a question his department had mentioned that the condition of B N College and its hostels was satisfactory. This reply disturbed him and he told the officials that he would rather resign than giving this reply to the members of the house. “I personally pass through these buildings on Ashok Raj Path regularly and find them in a dilapidated condition. How can I say their condition is satisfactory?” he quipped.

Shahi mentioned that it is unfortunate that even as Patna University happened to be the seventh oldest university of the country and has enjoyed great reputation in the academic world, it did not figure among the best universities of the country. In its nearly 100 years’ history, the university has witnessed great ups and downs. However, the government is trying to strengthen infrastructural facilities of educational institutions in the state with its limited resources. The buildings of 79,000 primary schools have been constructed and 20,000 more buildings are to be constructed. The government is also trying to revive the closed teachers’ training schools in the state and open several new ones with assistance from the World Bank, he added.