Mainting that Narendra Modi Govt has revolutionized the Education Sector in India former minister of Education from Jammu & Kashmir Priya Sethi has said that NEP 2020 set to be a landmark in India’s history of education.
Former minster Education Priya Sethi added that this NEP 2020 is a histrocal move and was the need of the time.
She added thar New Education Policy 2020 will certainly be a landmark in the history of education in India, which has been approved by the government after wide ranging consultations. She hailed the efforts of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for having done a stellar job under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While Welcoming the New Education Policy 2020, the former minister termed the move as a major initiative to deal with the new challenges of the 21st century.
“The NEP-2020 aims at making India a global knowledge superpower with focus on basic literacy and basic numeracy. Establishment of the National Assessment Centre – PARAKH to assess students will strengthen the basic academic system in the country. The new policy also focuses on vocational studies at school level, where every child will have to learn at least one vocational course, which will prepare them to identify life skills and by 2025, at least 50% learners at schools and higher education institutions will have exposure to vocational education,” the former minister said in a statement issued here today.
The former minister termed the policy is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and will certainly play a great role in the nation’s future growth of the nation. The policy places a welcome emphasis on a holistic, learner centred, flexible system that seeks to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society. It rightfully balances the rootedness and pride in India as well as acceptance of the best ideas and practices in the world of learning from across the globe.
“The policy also expands the scope of foundational education, increasing the school-going years from 3 to 18 instead of the prevalent 6 to 14. This will enable a more holistic development of children in the formative age group of 3-6 years. Setting up a National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy is a much needed, timely step to improve the quality of education at the primary education level. NEP recognises the importance of nutrition to the all-round development of children and has therefore included a provision for an energy-filled breakfast, in addition to the nutritious mid-day meal, to help children achieve better learning outcomes,” former Minister added.
“In spite of the stress laid on regional languages, the policy states clearly and unequivocally that there would be no imposition of any language and no opposition to any language. This is indeed a welcome move,” Priya Said.
“This education policy was long overdue. Now focus needs to shift to its efficient and effective implementation. States and the Union Government have to work together to make the change happen in the classrooms,” the former minister said and hoped that if implemented well, this policy is the way forward to make India a thriving knowledge hub.
“This is going to be a game-changer for the future of the education system in India. Multidisciplinary colleges in every district by 2030 will encourage liberal arts education to a great extent. India will have the largest percentage of young population in the world by 2030,” the former minister said.
“The New Education Policy would gear up for the changed education reality by extending flexibility, graded levels of autonomy and trying to increase the level of knowledge application along with a broader skillset,” she added.