Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday called for collaborative efforts from different countries to address common challenges during the G-20 education ministers’ meeting in Bali.
In his opening remarks, Pradhan highlighted India’s rapid progress towards building a more resilient and inclusive education and skills ecosystem and realizing the creative potential of every learner through the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
According to a statement released by the Union Ministry of Education, Pradhan spoke about the collaborative efforts between the countries. “He spoke of the importance of sharing mutual experiences and working together to create a new world in which education remains the nodal point for addressing common challenges,” the statement said.
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“He added that the NEP 2020, based on the fundamental principles of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability, is India’s beacon to promote lifelong learning opportunities. life and achieve the shared vision of the G20,” he added.
Discussing the NEP 2020, Pradhan said India places particular emphasis on formalizing early childhood care and education, supporting children with disabilities, boosting digital and multimodal learning, flexible entry and exit routes and the integration of skills education, which are key. to improving learning outcomes.
“He further stated that India has operationalized virtual schools and is in the process of setting up digital universities and more than 260 dedicated education TV channels in multiple Indian languages to broaden the scope of education and also to achieve the goal of making education equitable and accessible,” the ministry statement added.
Pradhan said NEP 2020 has paved the way for internationalization of education in India, and India is welcoming foreign universities to set up campuses at GIFT City in Ahmedabad.
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Underscoring India’s commitment to work with G20 member states to establish an education system where learning outcomes match 21st century skills, he said, “To make education the engine of growth world, every effort must be made to harness the full potential of our G20. EdWG. »
On the sidelines of the meeting, Pradhan held a series of bilateral meetings with ministers and officials from Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ministry said.