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Mega Education Summit: Will the New Education Policy benefit students?

The Mega Education Summit, organized by Delhi Public School Ghaziabad or DPSG in Faridabad, held panel discussions on the usefulness of the New Education Policy, where panelists included corporate leaders, doctors, and eminent educationists. The first of the three-panel discussions was on ‘New Education Policy: How does my child benefit’ where the panelists stressed how education must produce high achievers as well as good human beings and to build a long-lasting research culture in schools and universities. The second session, ‘Preparing students for careers and placements’, had corporate leaders talking about skilling students to make them ready for future jobs. The last panel included doctors who guided educators as well as parents on how to improve the mental and physical health of students given how external environments keep evolving. Read more

CEO of Little Leaps shares why Soft skills are a must in a child’s education

With the onset of the pandemic, education has taken a hit and the impact of online learning cannot be ignored. Vishal Gupta, the founder & CEO of Little Leap, a live online platform for skilling kids, throws some light on why soft skills are important in a child’s education. Life skills like Thinking, Communication, Confidence, and Creativity are essential building blocks that add to academic performance as well as build a base for principles. In spite of steady efforts and repetitions, there seems to be only a 5% success rate in imparting sustainable and long-term skills among children through online videos or games as these tools also need to be paired with real-world, tech-assisted, and practically live online learning for visible results. There is also a rise in the participation of marginalized tier 2 and 3 cities since access to premium schools is difficult and this puts them at par with their metro counterparts. The pandemic has sped up the process and acceptance of digital learning with the support of parents and teachers. Read more

Punjab receives a ₹1,103-cr boost from the Union ministry of education for the Samagra Shiksha scheme

The state of Punjab will be receiving an outlay of ₹1,102.91 crores in the 2022-23 financial year for the Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education, as proposed by the Union Ministry of Education or MoE. The Centre will be funding ₹661.75 crores and the rest of ₹441.16 crores will be sponsored by the state government for elementary and secondary education and teacher education in the 60:40 sharing ratio. The fund will be allocated as follows: ₹707.73 crores for elementary education, ₹378.62 crores for secondary education, and ₹16.55 crore for teacher education. An official from the school education department is reported to have said, “In its work plan, the department has projected requirement for additional funds for new initiatives and existing works, including infrastructure upgrade in rural schools, girl education, science labs, etc, with timelines.” Read more

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