Education dreams fade for millions in digitally divided India

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published Published on Jul 28, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 28, 2020

-PTI/ The Indian Express

NGOs working with people with disabilities have expressed concern over the issues faced by students in e-education. Akhila Sivadas, executive director at the Centre for Advocacy and Research, a non-profit organisation, said the government needs to provide education that is accessible to students with disabilities.

New Delhi/ Mumbai: The digital divide stretches long and deep across the expanse of India, further separating the haves from the have-nots and the tech-empowered from the tech-deprived with millions of children struggling to keep up with the challenges of online classes.

The coronavirus pandemic that forced people into their homes and forced schools and colleges to move to virtual classes has edged education dreams with conditions aplenty a computer or at least a smartphone, proper internet connectivity, and uninterrupted power supply.

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PTI/ The Indian Express, 28 July, 2020,

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