Opinion | India should use broadcast media to educate millions
Lowering entry barriers to radio and television broadcasting could fill gaps in schooling at very low cost
Last week, an important piece of news did not dominate headlines. Devika Balakrishnan, a 14-year-old girl in Kerala, committed suicide because she could not attend online classes. Her school was closed because of the pandemic, and she did not have access to a smartphone, computer or television (the Kerala government is broadcasting classes). Like Devika, millions of students across India are struggling because they cannot access educational sessions during the pandemic.