Q.2) The pandemic has negatively affected learning outcomes for students globally and in India. Discuss the need for placing education at the centre of the recovery. (150 words)
Why this question?
- According to UNESCO estimates, about 1.6 billion students from some 190 countries were affected by the shutdown of schools caused by COVID-19, reversing years of progress in education.
Key demand of the question- The question talks about the impact of pandemic on education. One has to discuss the significance of revving education in the face pandemic crisis.
Directive : Discuss. One has to debate the topic and should explain key facts and issues and their significance.
Introduction: Mention the impact of Covid-19 induced lockdown on economy in general and education.
- Write about the learning crisis triggered by the pandemic, give UNESCO data.
- Impact on India
- Funding constraints
Way forward: Aligning NEP 2020 with recovery program, promoting tech based learning
Conclusion: Summarize the discussion.