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?Extend IT-enabled education in rural areas?

india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 01:21 IST

ASSERTING THE need to extend IT-enabled education in rural areas, School Education Minister Dr Narottam Mishra today said the State Government will take steps in this direction under the guidance and as per suggestions of eminent academician Professor H P Dixit.

The Minister was speaking at the first day of the two-day official Teachers’ Day function at Ravindra Bhavan on Monday. On this occasion, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) former vice-chancellor Prof Dixit delivered a lecture on `quality of education in changing technological scenario’.

Principal secretary of school education IS Dani and Commissioner of Public Instruction (CPI) LS Baghel were present. During his lecture, Prof Dixit stressed the role of teachers in using IT-enabled education to develop India into an educated country. Urging teachers to take up this work as a mission, he advised them to use the EDUSAT system to ensure quality education to common masses.

He said that although lack of resources was a big impediment in the process, “we can still work towards the aim of education of all by using proper advanced technology.”

He said Madhya Pradesh had done good work in Headstart Scheme – which is based on IT-enabled education. Dr Mishra said Prof Dixit’s suggestions will play an important role in taking policy decisions towards quality education in the country.

As for use of technology, he mentioned that the use of CD for science and mathematics teaching-learning proved to be of great use in improving results last year. I S Dani and Baghel also spoke on occasion. Joint director OP Sharma proposed vote of thanks, while Dipti Agnihotri conducted the proceedings.