Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called for a technology-driven approach in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP 2020), so as to enhance access to quality education. He said that initiatives like digital universities will ensure a bright future for the student community.
The Union Education Minister stressed on the importance of adopting innovative and out-of-the-box methods for enhancing access to quality and affordable education. The Minister also added that making education accessible to all is the top priority of the government. In his address at India Today’s Education Conclave, Dharmendra Pradhan spoke about the necessity of bringing our vast population under the formal education and certified skills structure.
Going ahead the Minister spoke about the need for to integrating skill education into school and higher education to boost employability. “NEP sets the vision and path to cater to the requirements of every learner right from Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE),” he said.
NEP 2020 is designed with the greater goal of establishing India as a knowledge economy of the 21st century. It focuses on developing our youngsters as global citizens with innovative ideas and great skills.
“We must bring a paradigm shift in skilling and make it more aspirational to harness IR 4.0 as well as make our youth future-ready,” said the Minister.