The energy of the youths has to be channelled in a proper direction and this can be possible only if they are properly educated," he said.
The governor said a university was measured not just by the quality of its buildings and faculty, but by the caliber of its students. "Hence, it is essential that our youths focus on all-round development of their personalities and do not end up being mere bookworms," he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma noted the Yogi Adityanath administration would soon bring a new policy on holding elections of students unions. Sharma, who also holds the higher education portfolio, said, "We want to ensure students union work for the interests of the students."
"Growing unemployment among the educated youths is a cause for concern. We are working towards aligning our education system with employment generation," he added.
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