Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 7
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mentioned the brand new National Education Policy had been ready after widespread consultations and was a significant try to take schooling out of the “one size fits all” strategy adopted until now.
Addressing the inaugural session of the Governors’ Conference on the National Education Policy, the Prime Minister whereas elaborating on varied facets of the NEP 2020 mentioned the schooling coverage ought to have restricted interference from the federal government and its coverage and have participation from college students, guardians, academics and schooling consultants.
The Prime Minister mentioned issues concerning implementation have been being addressed in a “transparent manner” within the states.
“This is not the government’s education policy but the country’s education policy. Just like the External Affairs policy is of the country and not the government and the Defence policy is also of the country and not a particular government,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
Notably, issues are being voiced from a number of quarters, together with the states and political events, particularly concerning “saffronisation” of the schooling coverage.
The Prime Minister, whereas exhorting members to organise seminars and conferences in respective states on the NEP 2020, mentioned the draft had been ready after consultations and ideas from greater than two lakh stakeholders, together with college students, guardians, academics and consultants.
“It is after such a wide consultation that we have arrived at the NEP, which is also the reason it has received so much support and acceptability,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the brand new coverage geared toward not nearly bringing modifications within the schooling system but additionally give a route and provides form to India’s imaginative and prescient of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, constructing a robust financial system and make India a world vacation spot for schooling by bringing in high establishments of the World.
“It focuses on knowledge and skill, learning and critical thinking. It is an attempt to take education out of the ‘one size fits all’ approach and build a foundation with an introduction to language and culture without any ‘dabav, abhav and prabhav’,” he mentioned.
President Ram Nath Kovind additionally addressed the inaugural session of the Governors’ Conference on National Education Policy.
Exhorting states to construct on analysis and high quality schooling, President Kovind mentioned the success of the NEP 2020 depended upon the participation of states. “Education comes under concurrent list,” he mentioned, asking states to resolve present points akin to filling in vacancies in respective states and assist make India a data hub.
The Conference titled “Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education” is being organised by the Ministry of Education.
The NEP-2020 is the primary schooling coverage of the 21st century which was introduced after 34 years of the earlier National Policy on Education, 1986. Various webinars, digital conferences and conclaves on varied facets of the National Education Policy 2020 are being organised throughout the nation to fulfill the challenges in its implementation.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal mentioned language wouldn’t be compelled on any state and that the NEP had acquired unprecedented help from all states.
Directed in the direction of main reforms at each faculty and better schooling ranges, the brand new National Education Policy strives for making India into an equitable and vibrant data society. It envisions an India-centred schooling system that contributes instantly to remodeling India into a world superpower.
The complete transformation aimed on the NEP will carry a few paradigm shift within the nation’s schooling system and create an enabling and reinvigorated instructional ecosystem for a brand new Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission had earlier organised a “Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy-2020”.