'Focus needed on education sector ravaged by Covid-19'

Union Budget 2021 | 'Focus needed on education sector ravaged by Covid-19'

Surabhi Goel. Credit: Aditya Birla World Academy.

By Surabhi Goel,

We believe one of the sectors that require some focus in the upcoming Union Budget 2021 is education. With the pandemic and ensuing lockdown having disrupted the sector to a great extent, students and teachers were not prepared for the sudden shift to online forms of teaching and learning.

This new normal in education calls for a renewed focus and investments in order for our educational institutions to be at par with their global counterparts. There is an increased need for investing in virtual forms of education and training through digital tools, upskilling and digital training for teachers through interactive mentoring sessions, leadership training and more.

Further, the government can also bring to light the importance of easing the challenges faced by students with learning disabilities in order to build a conducive learning atmosphere that fuels their growth. We hope the government increases the funds allocated to the education sector especially when it comes to resources such as the internet as this will open up countless new opportunities for the sector to grow and thrive.

(The author is the CEO of Aditya Birla World Academy, Aditya Birla Education Academy, The Aditya Birla Integrated School)