The year 2020 has been a historical year for quite an unforgettable pandemic that has led to a monumental change in the existing process and composition of orders in every other system and the education system is no exception to the effecting change brought forward by the global pandemic. The commencement of a year has encouraged the endeavour to drive positive, sustainable, and inclusive change to the global education system.
The commencement of a year has encouraged the endeavour to drive positive, sustainable, and inclusive change to the global education system. And to bring inclusive and positive change to our education system, The Policy Times collaboration with, Shiv Nadar University, an institution for eminence in the education field organized World Education Conference 2021. It is a three-day-long event that is being organized on 15-17th January 2021 from 2 pm-8 pm through Zoom.
The second day of WEC 2021 was inaugurated with ‘Face-to-Face with Shri. S Rajen Singh, Education Minister of Manipur’ gracing WEC 2021 as Chief Guest discussing “Educational Challenges and Possibilities in Northeast Today: Collaborations Possible Ahead”. The session was chaired by Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Adamas University.
Shri. S Rajen Singh focused on re-opening of schools, technology and vocational training of the children and he put insight on how the effort of the policy can bring together the policymaker and the academician from Asia, Africa, and Europe countries to a common platform to design new strategies to give a boost to education in 2020-21.
Featuring the NEP, he said, “NEP 2020 will definitely implement a roadmap to education, sustainable E-learning, and the important is affordability to education to industrialization. The covid crisis also presents an opportunity to come together to improve coordination within the global education architecture through engage leadership. Covid-19 pandemic helped to improve digital performance, facilitated e-learning, providing financial support to students”
Government of Manipur is developing roadmap and strategies for digital transmission besides focusing on the emotional and mental health of students and a teacher. The government also issued the SOP guidelines for health and safety to re-open the school. The state education department is planning to conduct a class10 examination after having physical classes. He mentioned, “Schools need to prepare their workforce; they will also need to plan especially for supporting learning recovery of the most disadvantaged students”.
The Hon’ble minister highlighted the agenda of NEP, discussing further he said that The National Education Policy 2020 aims to revive all aspect of India’s education system, to fulfil new aspirations, it will create new opportunities for a new India; will build a new curriculum for school education which will students to move to a new direction. The implementation of roadmap is going to be skill development, which is going to put a positive effect on the global job market.
In his concluding remarks, He said, “Our focus on re-originating and re-inventing education to leverage the state proximally to the South Asian countries and preparing students to meet the challenge of mobilization of the world and also with the vision of exploring academic talents to South-East Asian countries. Manipur government is also providing a thrust to the vocational education and the soft skills”.
Prof. (Dr) Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, UP pointed towards the global context in terms of educational scenario firstly the challenges provided by the global pandemic in recent time what kind of strain that had posed to global synergy. The post-pandemic national and international industry and academia for that we need great innovation. Mentioning the multidisciplinary holistic training, she said, “Disciplinarily should not the cost of disciplinarily. Students should be trained to go deep into one discipline. The new generation should engage their time and energy in social and technological developments”.
Mr. Moorthy, Chief Operating Officer, ITeltronics Pvt. Ltd. Plc. said that education and technology have to coexist and technology cannot expect people to adapt to new technology. But technology has to in some way imitate the old way of doing things through new technology but produce a futuristic result and iTeltronics his organization is trying to do that exact brilliant thing. He put a perspective on how technology can help to turn the disadvantage into an advantage in the time of crisis.
The second day of WEC 2021 inaugural session came to an efficiently fruitful end with a diverse perspective from education leaders from diverse spheres of the education system and it also heralded curious anticipation of the next event on the calendar for WEC 2021. This educational conference was supported by educational institutes and several other organizations across India and it was only realized to the way it was conducted by all of their humble co-operation. East India’s best private university – Adamas University, Kolkata; Haryana’s best engineering college – Mewat Engineering College; Best technical institute of Malegaon – MaulanaMukhtar Ahmad Nadvi Technical Campus (MMANTC), one of India’s philanthropic business families – Hamdard National Foundation (HECA) and Business & Employment Bureau (BEB Delhi) supported by Hamdard National Foundation (HECA), Rajasthan’s Sunrise University in Alwar, Al-Ameen Mission; empowering poor and backward minority section of the society; education innovator, Smart Study Platform, Board Room Solutions providers – iTeltronicsPvt Ltd, a leading manufacturer, packager, marketer of incense sticks and perfumes in India – Rocket Agarbatty Company and Anees Classes which has been providing Education Service to thousands of students for over 29 years.