NEP Suggests Revolutionary Modifications in Education Sector, Says Rajnath Singh

    A file photo of Rajnath Singh.

    A file photo of Rajnath Singh.

    This policy recommends many advanced changes in school and college resulting in the holistic advancement of students, he specified.

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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the brand-new National Education Policy (NEP) suggests many revolutionary changes in school and higher education and it will cause the holistic advancement of students.

    Singh held a virtual interaction with the volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Plan (NSS) on creating awareness about the new NEP.

    The new NEP authorized by the Union Cabinet in July replaces the National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is focused on paving the way for ‘transformational reforms’ in schools and higher education systems to make India a ‘worldwide knowledge superpower’.

    ” The New Education Policy is the very first policy in Indian history in which a multi-pronged and multi-stakeholder consultative procedure was carried out that included online, grassroots and national level considerations,” Singh stated on Twitter.

    This policy recommends many innovative changes in school and higher education causing the holistic advancement of students, he stated.

    ” The National Education Policy will fulfil the vision of Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi to create a ‘self-reliant India’,” he noted.

    Along with the volunteers, the virtual interaction also had coordinators of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Singh stated, including that it took place under the Shikshak Parv effort.

    Teaching up to Class 5 in native tongue or regional language, reducing the stakes of board tests, a single regulator for higher education institutions, other than for law and medical colleges, and common entryway tests for universities are part of the sweeping reforms in the new NEP.

    Changing the 10 +2 structure of school curricula with a 5 +3 +3 +4 curricular structure corresponding to age 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years respectively, ditching M.Phil programmes and executing typical standards for private and public college institutions are to name a few prominent functions of the brand-new policy.



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