In conversation with Amit Bansal – Founder & CEO, WizKlub
What is you expectation from budget?
There is a beautiful initiative in the form of NEP that would redefine the education sector on the country. Students would grow up developing future-ready skills like critical thinking, logical thinking and tech skills instead of rote memorizing content. Along with NEP, leading institutions like World Economic Forum have also emphasized the importance of these skills for jobs in future. These skills cannot be built by just changing the curriculum or by introducing another subject. These skills require use of Tech tools that teachers need to start using to ensure high efficacy. Schools would need support on both the technology and the processes to implement the skill based pedagogy.
We would like to see specific budget allocation for tech and process implementation of these skills across schools.
There has been a lot of focus on test-prep segment in the last couple of years. This year and the next couple of years would see more action in the early years segment of k-12. This segment is more focused on co-curricular skills that kids should be acquiring today for a better tomorrow. Skills like logical thinking, active learning, critical thinking, art of articulation and using technology for creative productivity are the skills that parents would invest in.