Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 7
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the present day stated the brand new National Education Policy (NEP) has been ready after widespread consultations and is a powerful effort to take the schooling system out of present “one size fits all” strategy adopted within the nation.
“It will not be correct to confine the policy to the government’s domain,” the PM stated, including that identical to the overseas coverage or the defence coverage, the schooling coverage additionally belongs to the nation.
‘Govt interference must be minimal’
Though the accountability of schooling lies with the govt., its interference in policymaking needs to be minimal. This isn’t govt’s schooling coverage, however nation’s coverage. —Narendra Modi, PM
Addressing the inaugural session of the one-day Governors’ Conference, he stated although the accountability of schooling lies with the federal government, its interference within the policymaking needs to be minimal. It ought to have participation from stakeholders, college students, guardians, lecturers and schooling specialists.
“This is not the government’s education policy, but the country’s education policy,” he stated in an obvious bid to handle considerations expressed by some states and political events. Exhorting states and universities to organise seminars and conferences until September 25 for a dialogue on its implementation, the PM stated the brand new coverage has been ready after widespread consultations and solutions with greater than two lakh stakeholders, together with college students, guardians, lecturers and specialists. “It is after such a wide consultation that we have arrived at the NEP, a reason why it has received so much support and acceptability,” he added.
‘States not consulted’
The coverage encourages privatisation. As states weren’t consulted earlier than making it, implementing it can harm the spirit of cooperative federalism. —Hemant Soren, Jharkhand CM
“The new policy aims at not just about bringing changes in the education system, but also give direction and shape to India’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, building a strong economy and make India a global destination for education,” the PM stated.
Exhorting states to construct on analysis and high quality schooling, President President Ram Nath Kovind stated the success of NEP 2020 relies upon upon the states’ participation. “Education comes under the concurrent list,” he stated, asking the states to additionally resolve present points like filling vacancies and assist make India a information hub. Kovind appreciated the style through which the coverage is distilled right into a coherent and efficient doc by drawing inferences from lakhs of solutions from throughout the social spectrum.
There is not any query of implementing NEP in Bengal for time being. It has been framed with out taking WB into confidence. It undermines position of states. —Partha Chatterjee, WB Minister