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India Education Round-Up | September 2022 | Prime Minister announces a new initiative “PM SHRI Schools” on the occasion of Teachers' Day

13 September, 2022

To benefit our students’ community and other stakeholders, the following write-up attempts to bring striking happenings across Indian Education lately. This article serves as a primer for the news articles published in the print/digital media (sources to these news articles are linked below).

Union Cabinet approves MoU on mutual recognition of academic qualifications signed between India, UK, Northern Ireland

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its latest meeting approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India, the UK, and Northern Ireland on mutual recognition of academic qualifications signed earlier this year.

The Government said the mutual recognition of qualifications between India and the UK aims to promote academic collaboration and student mobility, adding that the MoU aims to facilitate the mutual recognition of educational qualifications, periods of study undertaken, documents related to academic degrees/qualifications and accreditation by educational institutions within the two countries.

“Professional degrees like Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Para-Medical Education, Pharmacy, Law, and Architecture are out of the purview of this MoU. It will also facilitate the establishment of Joint/Dual degree courses between Higher Education Institutions, one of our objectives under NEP 2020 for Intel-nationalization of Education," as per the official statement by the Government.

Andhra Pradesh: Class 8 Students & Teachers In Government Schools To Get Tablet PCs

Amravati: The Andhra Pradesh Government will distribute tablet computers (Tabs) to students and teachers of Class 8 at a cost of Rs 643 crore. Over 4.50 lakh students and 50,194 teachers in 8,395 schools will get the Samsung T220 Lite Tablet PC, loaded with content from Byju’s in the next two months. The state cabinet, under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, approved the proposal for the distribution of Tabs.

Initially, it was proposed to give the gadgets only to students of Class 8, but the Cabinet now extended the facility to the teachers in government and aided schools as well. Sources in the Education Department said the government entered into an agreement with the vendor on September 5 under which each Tab with a 64 GB memory card will be supplied at Rs 12,843, as against the market price of Rs 16,446.

Christo Joseph launches his book 'Bring Fun To Online Teaching - A Handy Guide For Inquisitive Teachers'

Bengaluru: Mr Christo Joseph, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Higher Education Researcher and Director - Garden City University, on the occasion of Teachers' day presented his book - Bring Fun To Online Teaching - A handy guide for inquisitive teachers to Dr Ashwath Narayan C N, Hon'ble Minister of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka.

The book - Bring Fun To Online Teaching, is a compilation of 20 online tools that a teacher can use to turn the classroom into a more dynamic space conducive to seamless knowledge transfer. From making videos for lectures to interactive lesson plans, from homework solutions to game-based learning solutions, these mindfully curated tools help a teacher gain control and master the many dimensions of a classroom. The book is available to purchase on www.christojoseph.in and will be available on Amazon Books by the end of the month.

Prime Minister announces a new initiative “PM SHRI Schools” on the occasion of Teachers' Day

New Delhi: On the occasion of National Teachers’ Day, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a new initiative - PM SHRI Schools (Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India). This will be a new centrally sponsored scheme for the upgradation and development of more than 14,500 Schools across the country by strengthening the selected existing schools from amongst schools managed by Central Government/State/UT Government/local bodies.

PM SHRI Schools will showcase all components of the National Education Policy 2020 and act as exemplar schools and also offer mentorship to other schools in their vicinity. The aim of these schools will not only be qualitative teaching, learning and cognitive development but also to create holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st-century skills.

Prime Minister advises educationists to go through the National Educational Policy multiple times to find a new meaning

New Delhi: On the occasion of Teachers’ day, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with educationists who received the national awards. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi paid homage to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. “The role of a teacher is to show the light to a person, and it is them who sow the dreams and teach them to turn the dreams into resolve,” he added.

Highlighting the appreciation received by the National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said that it is a step in the right direction. Emphasising the need to go through the National Educational Policy more than once, the Prime Minister gave the analogy of Mahatma Gandhi where he read the Bhagavad Gita again and again, and each time he found a new meaning. The Prime Minister stressed the need to imbibe the National Educational Policy in such a way that this Government document turns into the basis of the student’s lives.

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Sources

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/cabinet-approves-india-uk-mou-on-mutual-recognition-of-academic-qualifications-11662550619671.html

https://www.ndtv.com/education/andhra-pradesh-class-8-students-teachers-in-government-schools-get-tablet-pcs

https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/business/2022/09/06/del21-garden-city-university.html

http://bweducation.businessworld.in/article/PM-Announces-PM-SHRI-Schools-Initiative/06-09-2022-445459/

https://theprint.in/india/we-have-surpassed-those-who-ruled-us-for-250-years-says-pm-modi-as-he-lauds-teachers-for-nation-building/1117283/

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