In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to deliberate on the issues and reforms in the education sector.
The meeting also focused on uniformity in education by providing universal access to quality education by framing a new curriculum. The new curriculum includes multi-linguistic, 21st century skills and integrates sport, art, environmental issues etc. which can benefit the students.
“To achieve all these goals and to ensure efficient educational governance extensive use of technology including artificial intelligence will be promoted,” said the general statement.
The discussions gave consideration to early childhood care and education, foundational literacy and numeracy, adapting contemporary pedagogy, preserving the cultural and linguistic diversity of India.
The meeting involved the use and promotion of technology in various modes for education at school and higher levels. It includes online platforms, educational portals, TV channels, radio, podcasts etc.
The government has been actively promoting online education through internet-based digital platforms and broadcasting educational content on TV through dedicated education channels.
Chaired a meeting in which we had in-depth discussions relating to the education sector. We are working towards educational reforms that would make India a global knowledge superpower. https://t.co/B7dbMXBan3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2020