Vidya Samiksha Kendra should be setup at state level to improve learning outcomes

A two-day National Conference of School Education Ministers concludes with a resolve to make the education system more robust, vibrant, and in tune with the requirements of the 21st century and aspirations of a New India.

In his concluding remarks, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan thanked all the Ministers and stakeholders of 32 States/UTs for sharing their learnings and experiences on ways to transform education and usher in excellence in educational practices. He said that curriculum teacher training and e-learning frameworks are a priority. He urged for more pro-active support, cooperation and participation from all States/UTs in developing NCF and building teacher capacities.

The Minister said that the NEP also emphasizes skilling. He urged the States/UTs to strengthen DIET and leverage the school infrastructure after school hours to develop a substantial number of skill hubs.

The Minister said that every state has its unique proposition. He suggested States/UTs also evolve ways to blend curriculum keeping in mind State/UT specific requirements. He urged all to continuously work together for a more vibrant education landscape and make an India of the 21st century.

On the 2nd day of the conference, the Interactive session with Education Ministers was held, covering the following:

Roll out and progress of NEP 2020 Implementation
State Curriculum Framework (SCF) Preparation
Sharing of strategies for Learning Recovery after School Reopening
Foundational Literacy and Numeracy and Vidya Pravesh
Skills in Schools
Student Registry and NDEAR
The Education Ministers and senior officials appreciated the initiatives taken by the Gujarat Government relating to education and skilling. Most of them also expressed their interest in setting up the Vidya Samiksha Kendra at the State level, integrating it with the district/block/school level for analysis and diagnostics of learning levels in schools, which in turn shall be used as a tool for further improvement of learning outcomes. A presentation on National Education Technology Forum and National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) was also given by Chairperson AICTE Shri Anil Sahasrabudhe.