‘Goa’s future linked to edu institutions’
Stating that Goa can be the Boston of India in education, governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said that if Goa has to have a bright future, then educational institutions should play an important role.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the annual social gathering of St Xavier's college in Mapusa on Saturday in the presence of deputy chief minister of Goa Francis D'Souza and other dignitaries in the college premises. The celebration of the annual day this year is coinciding with the golden jubilee year celebration of the institution.The governor said that the students enrollment ratio in higher education in India is 12.5%, which is considered low as compared to the developed nations of the world and that educational institutions should strive to improve. Wanchoo advised the youth to be "serious, as they cannot afford to be casual and happy-go-lucky in this competitive world". [TOI]