Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyak will host a question-and-answer session on the latest National Education Policy with students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders. The cabinet announced the national NEP 2020, and it was launched in July 2020. The union minister released a statement via the official twitter page.
The implementation of the NEP has given rise to multiple questions as the reforms introduced in the new Education Policy are difficult to grasp in terms of the students’ continuing education.
The minister has set aside a whole day, as per the details given, to address queries on the new NEP but an exact date for the same has not yet been announced. All who have National Education Policy inquiries should send a hashtag #NEPTransformingIndia on Twitter and Facebook in their questions to the minister.
Details About NEP 2020
The 10 + 2 school curriculum system will be revised into the 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 system, where five are the early formative years, and four are from IX to XII. The 3 + 3 are the years in middle school. Commenting on the reforms, Anita Karwal, secretary of school education, said the objective is to achieve universalization of early childhood care and secondary education by 2030, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs), and therefore a 100% enrollment rate percentage of pre-school to secondary school by 2030. “We have to bring two crores out of school children back to the classroom,” she said.
According to the New Education Policy, while early education will be focused on interaction and recreation, once they reach middle school, the children will move into “subjects.” And these must, however, be multidisciplinary, not straitjacketed, a principle that will continue right up to the standard XII. With other subjects, the snob image must go, with the humanities, sciences, and topics such as music and physical education looped into the extra and co-curricular programs, all now being handled in par.
Also at the college level, this multidisciplinary approach will persist, with students having opportunities for majoring in a single subject and taking other areas of interest as minor papers. So you can have the option of an engineering major with a minor in music. No more the set universe of PCBs and PCMs.
Admissions to colleges will include mandatory entrance examinations along with multiple entries and exit points during the course. Academic Bank of Credit will also be set for the students and the college education bodies like the UGCC, AICTE, NAAC will be replaced with a single autonomous body.
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