`India needs talented youth with higher education`

India needs large number of talented youth with higher education for creating and imparting knowledge, former Indian president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said Monday.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 10:10 AM IST

Dubai: India needs large number of
talented youth with higher education for creating and imparting knowledge, former Indian president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said Monday.

Kalam, who inaugurated a seminar for teachers of CBSE
International (CBSE-i) schools at the Indian High School here,
said that India`s higher system is contributing 3 million
graduates and post graduates every year and the students
seeking employment after completion of 10th class and 10+2
class are around 7 million per year.

"Thus nearly 10 million youth are injected into the
employment market every year. In the 21st century, India needs
large number of talented youth with higher education for
the task of knowledge acquisition, knowledge imparting, knowledge creation and knowledge sharing," he said.

According to him there is a large gap in the
availability of employable skill in India.

"To bridge the gap, an interface is needed between
the school and the school curriculum and the needs of the
three sectors of the economy. We have to start right now to
realize this goal since the overall time available for such an
educational growth is limited," Kalam said during the seminar.

The seminar is being conducted by the Central Board
of Secondary Education, Delhi for 400 teachers from Saudi
Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
Malaysia, Singapore and Japan along with selected students of
all UAE schools.

Kalam said that a school is very important because it
creates and generate students with confidence that "I can do
it" that in turn will generate the team spirit that"?We will
do it" and "The nation will do it".

PTI