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UNESCO Launches 2020 State of the Education Report for India

UNESCO has launched the ‘2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First’ report. A second edition of the State of Education Report, it focuses on technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

The report was launched virtually by UNESCO in New Delhi on Tuesday at an event with more than 400 attendees, including representatives from the government, civil society, academia, partners, and youth.

It aims to support the government with the National Skill Development Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. The mission aims to skill over 40 crore Indians by 2022.

UNESCO has launched the ‘2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First’ report
UNESCO has launched
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These Alternative Schools In India Symbolise Education At Its Best

The Indian education system is largely centred on academics, often burdening the children. Instead of focusing on the overall development of a child, mainstream schools pay attention to marks. However, an increasing tribe of alternative schools cropping up in the country follow a child-centric approach.  

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These schools make sure the child grows, in the true sense of the word, instead of being compared to his peers. The idea is for children to learn in a space of integrity, justice, dignity, inclusivity, and freedom. (Representational image)

These schools make sure the child grows, in the true sense of the word, instead

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Undoing the Progress India Has Made On Girls’ Education

COVID-19 has ravaged not just the health sector and the economy, but even social institutions. Worldwide, nearly 89 percent of children are missing out on their education. In India alone, millions of young students, especially girls, are out of school – leading to an increased gender gap in education.

Girls’ education in the country has seen tremendous growth in the last few decades. Female literacy and school enrollments have been climbing up due to the mid-day meal schemes, better access to schools, funding, etc. But the pandemic has disrupted all of it with the unpredictable lockdowns, increasing unemployment, and putting

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