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‘Digitisation in Edu’ India’s key theme at BRICS meet
India has been allotted with the key theme of ‘Digitisation in Education’ at the prestigious BRICS Meetings of Education Ministers being held at Cape Town in South Africa.
Minister of State (MoS) HRD Dr Satya Pal Singh, who is the Indian representative in the BRICS education summit, during his presentation showcased the significant strides which India has made in field of digitisation of education to ensure access of education to anyone, anytime and anywhere.
Dr Singh said the ‘Digital India’ initiative of the Government of India is at the fulcrum of the Digitisation of Education. He said that to ensure the access and quality of education in a large country like India, Government of India has leveraged digital technology extensively.
The Education Minister of South Africa appreciated the significant achievements of India in the field of digitisation. Others who attended the sixth meeting of BRICS Education Ministers were Minister of Higher Education and Training of South Africa GNM Pandor, Vice Minister, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China Zhiwen ZHU, State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Russian Federation Pavel Zenkowich and Head of International Affairs, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Leonordo Cardoso.
In his opening remarks, Dr Singh said that Government of India supports the efforts of the BRICS nations to further deepen the collaborations in areas of Research, Innovation, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with special emphasis on promotion of workplace-based learning for improved student learning outcomes and employability. He highlighted the India’s substantial progress in the areas of access of Higher Education and quality of education.
Dr Singh emphasised that we should not only focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but also Art of life, importance of life and above all happy and satisfied life.
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