KALABURAGI: A group of like-minded legislators, senior politicians and educationists has decided to move a Private Members Resolution [Bill] in the Assembly seeking reservation in employment for rural candidates and to improve the quality of education in rural areas to bridge the gap between rural-urban education systems.
Aland MLA B.R. Patil, addressing presspersons here on Monday, said that MLAs, including P. Rajeev, K.S. Puttanaiah, and the former Speaker Krishna, the former Minister S.K. Kanta and educationist Niranjan Aradhya, would participate in a meeting scheduled on May 4 in Bengaluru to discuss various aspects with an attempt to reform the education system.
Mr. Patil said that students coming from rural areas are deprived of quality education and they face difficulties in taking competitive examinations. The meeting would move a resolution and urge the government to introduce an amendment based on the Private Members Bill to provide for higher reservation in employment and grace marks for rural candidates.
He said that there was an urgent need to bridge the gap between rural and urban students and ensure them [rural students] equitable opportunities. As private educational institutions do, government institutions in rural areas should show determination in shaping students with excellent domain knowledge backed by conceptual learning, problem solving, and laboratory practice and help them gain confidence to face competitive examinations, he added.