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Corona issues are also considered in the new curriculum

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Education has asked the former head of Istro, Dr. K. A steering committee has been set up under the chairmanship of Kasturirangan and the committee will submit its recommendations in the next three years. The committee will also have a major responsibility to find a way out of the crisis facing the education sector due to the Corona disaster.

In determining the curriculum of four educational aspects, namely school curriculum, childcare and education, teacher education and adult education, they will have to consider the impact of communicable diseases like corona on them. After Corona, the emphasis was on online education, widening the gap between those who can afford education due to mobile and internet facilities and those who are deprived of education due to the lack of this technology. Milind Kamble, a member of the committee and chairman of the board of directors of IIM-Jammu, told Loksatta that the committee would consider the new challenges posed by Corona.

The report, compiled by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), has been sent to the Union Ministry of Education. Corona has given priority to online education and underlined the difference between educational facilities in urban and remote areas. The new education policy emphasizes the adoption of a dual system of traditional (school classes) and online education. However, this will widen the gap in online education, the report warned.

Due to Corona, primary education of 25,000 students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has been closed in Maharashtra during the last one year. In many families, two or three children are studying at the same time, and it is not affordable for parents to buy a mobile phone for each of them, said Milind Kamble, founder-head of DICCCI.

 

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