Friday, February 3, 2012

India fact of the day

FT echoes the plethora of reports in media recently on the state of the quality of primary school education in India,

India may be the world’s fastest-growing economy after China, but its primary education standards in the countryside rank alongside Papua New Guinea and crisis-torn Afghanistan and Yemen.


As I have blogged here, here, here, and here, this is arguably the country's biggest governance failure. In this era of knowledge-based growth, the foundations of the drivers of such growth - India's massive human resource pool - are extremely shaky. It is no wonder that scarcity of skilled and employable manpower is already one of the biggest problems facing businesses.

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