All classrooms to have digital boards in 5-7 years: HRD Minister

Javadekar added the digital boards would help generate student interest and would also make teachers more accountable. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 03.37 PM (IST)

Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that a resolution was passed Monday to ensure every classroom in the country had a digital board in the next five to seven years.

"Just like operation black board ensured black boards in every classroom, today resolution was passed for operation digital board, so as to ensure there is a digital board in every class in coming 5-7 years," Javadekar said. 

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Javadekar was addressing the first day of the 65th Central Advisory Board of Education meeting.

The main focus of the meeting was to improve the quality and accountability of school education.

Javadekar said the digital boards woiuld help generate student interest and would also make teachers more accountable.

The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

At the meeting, Gandhi suggested career counselling from class 9 onwards and employing women drivers and helpers in school buses.

Gandhi also talked about child sexual abuse, saying all students should be shown the film "Komal-A film on Child Sexual Abuse" to make them aware of the "good touch" and the "bad touch".