NCPCR lauds Budget for moving towards digitisation of education
New Delhi: "Education will be treated holistically from pre-nursery to class XII," said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Budget presentation on Thursday, making it clear that the Centre is serious about educating every single student.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has claimed that the Budget can help uplift the education system of the country.
Talking to Millennium Post, NCPCR member Priyank Kanoongo said that providing a digital platform to education and improving the quality of teachers will have major benefits for education in the country.
The Centre has amended the Right to Education Act (RTE) to enable more than 13 lakh untrained teachers to get trained.
It has also proposed to gradually move away from ''black board'' to ''digital board".
"The training will not only benefit teacher, but also students, as they will get good education and proper knowledge of any subject in school," said Kanoongo.
He added that the use of technology to upgrade skills of teachers will have a good impact on the education system. During its investigation, the Commission found that many families are unaware of the importance of education.
Another area that the Commission is working on is education of the girl child.
The child rights body will come up with a universal curriculum for life education skills, which will cover the problems and solutions of school dropout girls, who are highly vulnerable to child marriage and human trafficking.
According to NGO Child Rights and You, the Budget has prioritised social sectors, including health and education.