Thiruvananthapuram, November 18
Kerala is far ahead of other states in online education of children during the COVID-19 pandemic as 91% of those in rural areas have been able to continue their education with the help of technology, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.
While 91% of children in rural areas of Kerala had access to online lessons, for the whole country the figure stood at 24.2%, the CM said in a Facebook post referring to the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2021.
Vijayan said that according to ASER 2021, Kerala has established the best online education in the country.
Kerala is far ahead of most other states in this regard, he said and added that the state government’s ‘Vidya kiranam’ project was one of the initiatives that helped overcome the problem of Numeric fraction.
The CM said the projects needed to fully address the digital divide are being vigorously implemented and soon 100% of children in the state will be able to access online education.
He said the school closures had affected studies and was a major crisis during the pandemic.
The state government, however, was determined to ensure the education of children and it achieved this goal with the help of technologies.
Teachers, parents and the general public have also worked together vigorously and tirelessly to achieve this goal and these efforts must be continued to provide 100% online education to children in the state, Vijayan said. PTI