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India nods educational MoU with Afghanistan

AT-The Union cabinet of India has given its nod to signagreements with Afghanistan in the field of education which will allow studentsfrom that country to use courses devised here.

The MoU would facilitate students and faculty of educational institutions in Afghanistan to register and use the SWAYAM courses.

SWAYAM is a government of India programme designed to achieve access, equity and quality in education. The initiative aims at taking the best teaching and learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged by bridging the digital divide.

The agreement would facilitate the teachers and students to upload on SWAYAM the courses developed in Afghanistan. The required training to students and faculty from Afghanistan would be imparted by the Human Resources Ministry, an official statement said.

Through the MoU, the Indian government would provide access and share the technology of other major ICT initiatives in education such as National Digital Library of India (NDLI), Virtual Labs, Spoken Tutorials.

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