New Education Policy goals to attain twin goals of inclusion, excellence: Prez Kovind

New Delhi, September 19

The new National Education Policy (NEP) goals to reorient the schooling system in direction of assembly the wants of the 21st century by reaching the dual goals of inclusion and excellence, President Ram Nath Kovind mentioned on Saturday.

Addressing the Visitors’ Conference on ‘Implementation of National Education Policy 2020 in Higher Education’, the President mentioned the coverage units the imaginative and prescient of creating an equitable and vibrant data society by offering high quality schooling to all.

“Higher education institutions have a greater responsibility for making India a global knowledge superpower. The quality standards set as a benchmark by these institutions would be followed by other institutions,” the President mentioned.

He mentioned the basic rules of the brand new coverage included inculcating creativity and significant pondering with a view to encourage logical decision-making and innovation.

“The NEP also seeks to encourage critical thinking and spirit of enquiry. Effective implementation of the policy is likely to restore India’s glory as a great centre of learning as during the times of Takshashila and Nalanda,” he mentioned.

Drawing inspiration from the “Bhagavad Gita” and the Krishna-Arjun dialogue, the President reiterated the idea of free communication and dialogue between the trainer and the coed.

“The National Education Policy aims to reorient the education system towards meeting the needs of the 21st century by achieving the twin objectives of inclusion and excellence. It sets the vision of developing an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing quality education to all,” he mentioned.

Listing the options of the brand new coverage, Kovind mentioned that it could additionally introduce the system of the tutorial financial institution of credit.

“It would digitally store the academic credits earned from various higher education institutions so that degrees can be awarded, taking into account the credits earned by students. This would allow students the freedom to take courses as per their vocational, professional or intellectual requirements in addition to giving flexibility of suitable exit and re-entry points,” he mentioned.

“The need for strict monitoring of B.Ed, vocational and distance-learning courses is also being taken care of in this policy,” he added.

Noting that the goal of the NEP was to extend the Gross Enrolment Ratio or GER in increased schooling to 50 per cent by 2035, the President noticed that the web system of schooling is also utilised to succeed in this goal, particularly in catering to the feminine college students or those that wouldn’t have bodily entry to instructional establishments in addition to worldwide college students.

Citing statistics, the President added that in accordance with All India Survey of Higher Education for 2018-19, the GER for females was barely increased than that for males.

“However, the share of female students is extremely low in institutions of national importance and particularly low in technical education. Such gender disparity in higher education should be corrected. It would be the role of head of institutions that would have an impact on the teachers and students and hence the heads of organizations should take an active interest in implementing the policy,” Kovind mentioned.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ expressed hope that the brand new schooling coverage would decentralise and strengthen the nation’s schooling system.

“The focus is to improve the quality of education standards in our country,” he mentioned, including the coverage has given entry to overseas universities to open campuses in India and vice-versa which can be instrumental within the course of of creating India a gentle energy.

“All hurdles in the process of implementation of NEP should be overcome and dialogue should be established with all stakeholders. The support of all sections is imperative in brainstorming about the implementing process,” he mentioned.

Vice Chancellors of all Central Universities and Directors of IITs, NITs and different establishments participated within the convention.

The NEP authorised by the Union Cabinet in July replaces the National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is aimed toward paving the way in which for “transformational reforms” in colleges and better schooling methods to make India a “global knowledge superpower”. PTI

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