By Grace Udofia
In a bid to improve learning for all categories of people seeking knowledge in several schools in the country India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced plans to launch several education initiatives by Tuesday, September 7.
In a statement by Modi, he explained that the introduction of these initiatives will encourage innovative practices to ensure not only continuity of education at all levels but to improve quality, inclusive practices and sustainability in the schools across the country.
Modi will on Tuesday launch an Indian sign language dictionary, an audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired in conformity with universal design of learning, school quality assurance and assessment framework of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and NISHTHA teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat.
In addition, PM Modi will also unveil a portal for facilitating education volunteers, donors and CSR contributors for school development.
Since his assumption into office on May 30, 2019 for a second term Modi has been taking interest in the education sector especially since the approval of India’s new education policy.
He also was actively involved in education review meetings during the second wave of the pandemic, when the students community was facing an uncertain academic calendar and demanding postponement of CBSE board exams and several other entrance exams.