Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia in Asian Summit on Education and Skills (ASES) opined on the fact that Indian Education system is dependent on private institutions. The condition of government schools is deteriorating due to this reason.
This year’s theme for ASES was “Learning for Tomorrow’s World.” He said that the immediate remedy to cope with this challenge is to train government teachers and gain the trust of the public.
Aditya Gupta, CEO, India Didactics Association (IDA) reportedly said “Programmes like these may not make straight changes but help in creating awareness and changing mindsets.”
According to Sisodia, exchange of ideas can be achieved through these platforms peer learning among countries and educational institutions can be achieved. Several things in the areas of education and training can be learnt from Thailand, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
He added that “We have to find innovative ways to make education fun and less burdensome for students. In Delhi, we have already cut down the curriculum by 25 per cent to reduce the burden on students and introduced happy curriculum.”