Impacts of the pandemic on the Indian education system, mitigation efforts by the NCEE and next steps
Post pandemic, literacy takes a hit among underprivileged households in south Indian states
A survey by the National Coalition of Education Emergency (NCEE) in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana, shows the disastrous learning competencies among students, especially from underprivileged backgrounds.
Pandemic and Education: Most Parents Report Behaviour Changes, Learning Losses
The study revealed that the sustained school closure only widened the existing social and economic gaps.
Cries of Anguish
The main finding of this study of households in Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu is the following: Poor parents are desperate about the education future of their children and fully conscious of the devastating toll that prolonged school closure has taken on the learning, socio-emotional development and behaviour of their…
With school closures fuelling inequality, fears grow that a whole generation might be lost
Without urgent action, many countries could end up without the skilled workers they need for their future development, says UNICEF’s head of education.
Govt’s new ‘Utsav’ aims to get 4 lakh girls back into education fold
The campaign, ‘Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’, is being steered by the ministry of women and child development in partnership with the ministry of education. Highlighting the government’s focus on convergence and coordination between ministries, departments and states, WCD minister Smriti Irani said that she was certain that by May all…
School closures amid Covid-19 have left a whole generation of Indians behind
As education went online during the pandemic, lakhs of children from poorer households with no smartphones and access to the internet were missed out.
Back to School for a Happy Childhood
With the Government’s announcement of reopening of schools in Jharkhand from Grades 1-9 from March 7, as parents, teachers, and communities, the only way we can ensure that children continue to learn and are happy is by sending children back to school and support the Government‘s welcome step.
Data check: Twelve Indian states have reduced the share of education in their Budget allocations
Nineteen of 21 states are estimated to have spent less than what they set out to in 2020-’21.