March 29, 2022
Sajda Ahmed’s Zero Hour mention on improving the digital infrastructure for educational purposes
Hon. Chairperson, Sir, thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak. The COVID pandemic has taught us an additional feature, that is, the use of digital technology in the education system. To some extent, we have developed
digital education. But still, the household disparity in accessing digital world and internet, is a huge challenge. The Government has been proclaiming digital schemes for other sectors but in the education sector, digital initiatives are being overlooked. Protecting the digital infrastructure and investing in the digital infrastructure in education are vital for economic growth and for reducing income inequality. Thus, to gain the benefits of demographic dividend, proper investment in building digital infrastructure in the field of education is the need of the hour. I urge upon the Government to build up the digital sub-structure keeping in mind the future challenges in education, particularly in the rural areas.