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Operation Digital Board in the offing

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Govt. aims at improving digital education

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Monday passed a resolution to take steps towards Operation Digital Board on the lines of Operation Blackboard of 1987, which was started with the purpose of providing minimum basic facilities to all primary schools.

“The idea of Operation Digital Board is aimed at providing better digital education in all schools. This will offer new opportunities and new ways of teaching and learning to schools,” Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said after the first day of the two-day 65th CABE meeting here.

The Minister added, “It will be our endeavour to launch Operation Digital Board with the involvement of the Central and State governments, CSIR and community support.”

He said that the meeting had just resolved to carry out the vision and it would take time for the details of the scheme to emerge.

Education Ministers of 22 states took part in the CABE meeting. Other States were represented by officials. Each State informed the policy-making advisory body on education about their educational achievements, initiatives for digital education and teacher training, etc.Mr. Javadekar said the future vision was to provide quality education, equity, accessibility, accountability and affordability.

Telangana shared its achievement of creating residential schools on the Navodaya Vidyalaya pattern to cater to as many as eight lakh students. The first-day of the CABE meeting was dedicated to school education. On the concluding day of the meet on Tuesday, higher education will be discussed.

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