The Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, has emphasized the importance of providing quality education to children in far-off and rural regions. To achieve this, the government is implementing the Rajiv Gandhi Day Boarding School initiative, establishing schools in every assembly constituency. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern educational tools, these schools aim to bridge the educational gap in remote areas. Additionally, the government has allocated Rs. 300 crores for this scheme and ensured affordable higher education through low-interest loans.
The Role of Internet Connectivity in Education:
As education moves towards digitization, the availability of reliable internet connectivity becomes crucial. Chief Minister Sukhu acknowledges the transformational potential of EdTech and AI in the future of education. The 4G internet has played a significant role in enabling efficient use of cloud-based EdTech tools. However, the introduction of 5G technology promises even more remarkable advancements in online education.
Enhancing EdTech Tools with 5G:
The advent of 5G networks is expected to revolutionize the performance of EdTech tools. Offering faster data transfer speeds and lower latency than 4G, 5G networks will greatly enhance the user experience of online education. Real-time video streaming with minimal buffering and seamless interactive educational tools will become a reality. This technology will make remote learning more engaging, immersive, and effective for students in rural areas.
Revamping Education with Technical Courses:
The State Government plans to leverage the potential of 5G technology to bring radical changes to the field of education. In line with this vision, the government aims to introduce new technical courses in educational institutions throughout the state. By offering courses such as Robotics, Blockchain Technology, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, the government aims to equip the youth with the skills needed for better employment and self-employment opportunities.