HRD Minister Stresses Use Of ICT To Strengthen School Education

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Smriti IraniSmriti Irani, Union HRD Minister, said that use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) would strengthen school education system in India.

Speaking at ‘edNEXT – National Conference on ICT in School Education’ held in New Delhi on November 7, she said, “Education ministers of some of the states are working to reduce burden of exams on students.”

The minister also felicitated education ministers of all states for their efforts in fulfilling the PM Narendra Modi’s vision of having toilets in each government school under the Swachh Bharat campaign.

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Focussing on the need to recognise ICT initiatives to be taken in the education sector, she asked every citizen to come forward and contribute towards technology innovation for the benefit of education.

The Minister said that the concerted efforts of people across the country could find solutions to varied problems, and stressed upon the need of digitalisation in school education.

E-Pathshala, a web portal, which hosts educational resources for students, teachers, educators, researchers, and parents, is available through especially-developed mobile app interface compatible for Android, iOS and Windows platforms for wider access and contains textbooks and other e-books as E-Pub 3.0 and Flipbooks in English, Hindi and Urdu.

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