HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the education is a national agenda and this must also be the top priority of all the political parties.
He also said that there will be no compromise regarding the quality of education in the nation.
"Education is not a political agenda, it is a national agenda. Education should be the top priority of all political parties," Javadekar told an Indian Chamber of Commerce discussion- 'Way forward For Education Sector In Eastern Region', here.
"When we organize inter-state meets, West Bengal is at times absent. Everybody must participate (in such meets). I hope good sense will prevail," he said.
He also stated that the government is keen on ensuring the quality of teachers. "I have asked affidavits from 15,000 odd BEd colleges all over the country and gave July 15 deadline." Javadekar said.
Between 10,000 and 11,000 institutions have not submitted their affidavits and these institutes will not be allowed to function any more, he said.
"All such teaching shops will go out of business, we will drive them out. We will not compromise on quality," he added.
"In the next two years we are going to give them a last chance to get qualified. We will give free education to them - online and offline and only ask for examination and workshop cost," he said.
Javadekar said, "The three priorities of our government in school education is quality, quality, quality. In Right to Education we ensured expansion of education, since the casualty was quality. In the next two years, our aim is to bring every child into the education system and we plan to make it a community movement."