Bihar Education Minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma said on Friday that technology can play a key role in improving the quality of education.
The minister was speaking in Patna at Education Conclave organised by the Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, a premier technology and media research organisation, in association with Microsoft as presenting partner.
“The schools with not enough teachers can use smart classes, e-learning and digital learning to boost the education sector. A digital revolution is needed in the State’s education sector so that students may study through computers and enjoy the learning,” he said.
“The State Government is working towards making the education system transparent. It is the reason that only deserving candidates can qualify the exams,” the minister added.
Patna’s Mayor Sita Sahu participated as the Guest of Honour in the conclave. In one year, she has worked with various government education departments to improve the sector in the district.
Kameshwar Jha, Vice-Chairman, Bihar State higher Education Council, Government of Bihar, was also present at the conclave and he stressed on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model to improve the education sector in the district.
Other Eminet dignitaries include Prof Dolly Sinha, Pro Vice Chancellor, Patna University; Dr R K Pande, Vice Chancellor, Dr C V Raman University; Jaidevrath, Senior Director, Microsoft; Abdul Hamid, Secretary, Patna Municipal Corporation and Nand Kishor Kushwaha, Member, Food Commission, Government of Bihar.
The conclave witnessed the confluence of policymakers, heads of schools and higher education institutes, university vice-chancellors and officials from the edu-tech corporate. Over 200 schools and higher education institutes participated in the conclave from all over Bihar.
The conclave witnessed panel discussions on the topics like: Transformative Practices towards Ensuring Quality in Higher Education, How to Scale up Personalised Learning in School Education and Reforming Education in The Age of Technology.
During the conclave, top universities, B-schools, Engineering Colleges and Schools were also felicitated by digitalLEARNING magazine for their exemplary work in the field of education.