India’s Union Education and Skill Development Minister has addressed access, equity, quality, affordability, and accountability of educational systems worldwide.
Minister Dharmendra Pradhan delivered opening remarks at the G20 Education Ministers’ Meeting last week in Bali.
He spoke about the importance of sharing mutual experiences and working together to create a new world in which education remains the nodal point for addressing common challenges.
Pradhan highlighted India’s efforts towards building a more resilient and inclusive education to realise creative potential of each learner through the implementation of the government’s National Education Policy 2020.
He said India is giving special emphasis on formalising early childhood care, supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities, and boosting digital and multi-modal learning.
Pradhan underscored India’s commitment to work together with G20 member states to establish a system where learning outcomes match 21st-century skills.
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Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology ad Chair of the meeting, Iwan Syahril, concluded the event expressing his appreciation for the contribution of all G20 member countries.
“The fourth meeting, as the last meeting of the Education Working Group, succeeded in finalising the reports and the compendium document as the working group’s deliverables that presented mapping of challenges and various strategies, as well as best practices from 26 participating countries, with more than 150 details of best practices,” he said.
“It is only by moving forward to restore and transform education, we can all overcome the current difficulties and future challenge”.
The G20 Education Group has set an agenda to address the ripple effects of the pandemic, which has massively impacted the global institutional frameworks in the past few years.
Commonwealth Business Communications’ latest education report featured an array of articles from some of the world’s leading commentators to help Commonwealth nations in their efforts to recover and achieve inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all amid COVID-19 disruptions.
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