This article is about the Budget 2021 – Need in the education sector.
ONLINE LEARNING :
Due to the pandemic , which spreaded fastly in India . Offline learning shifted to online learning . Pandemic led introduction of National Education Policy.
CHALLENGES IN ONLINE LEARNING :
- It is not having the adequate internet connectivity: Around 2.2 billion do not have internet access . Data is according to HOW MANY CHILDREN AND YOUTH HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME report.
- It is like that not all the students have access to smart phones and laptops in rural areas .
- The Students do not have the habit and are not able to learn properly in the online .
- The teachers do not have the knowledge to use online learning .
DECLINE IN INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR:
1 . The Budgetary allocation for educations shrinked from 3.71% GDP in 2017-18 to 3.48% GDP in 2018-2019 . 3.2% GDP in 2019-20 .
2. In Last year, allocation for education sector by government was 99,300 crore .
NEED IN EDUCATION SECTOR:
The Strategic Implementation of NEP: The proper implementation of NEP is crucial for change . Implementation need skill development. It should focus on giving practical knowledge to the students in their sectors. Improving the soft skills of the students is important for professional life .
PROMOTING THE AI AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION :
In this t pandemic , every other work is going online . At stage of digital enhancement, digital learning is a changer in education . Putting efforts to teach AI and other trending technologies to students is important.
STRENGTHENING THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS :
Strengthening the Educational institutions is important. It need equipement presence for practical, proper teaching quality , equal opportunities to all students .
RELAXING THE EDUCATION LOANS:
The loans prevent students to opt a course of their interest . It should promote entrance examinations to check students’ ability . Government should consider interest rates of student education loans.
FOCUS ON OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS :
The NEP involves promoting and developing the soft skills of the students . With academic knowledge ,it should focus on giving practical knowledge to students . Implementation of curriculum is important . Development of communication skills should happen . It is important for college students .
THE BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ONLINE LEARNING :
Online learning is prevalent prevalent due to the pandemic . It is now a days important. Online learning becomes very important. But the Infrastructure for online learning is not adequate . Proper internet access is missing . Equal access to equipments is missing . Addressing these things is imperative. It is important for better infrastructure for online learning .
THE HIGH BUDGETARY ALLOCATION :
High budgetary allocation to the education sector is imperative. It will give sector the required push for better infrastructure, institute’s ,quality education .
In the above mentioned steps , we can improve the education sector for upcoming generation .
This article was all about the Budget 2021 – Need in the Education Sector .