Karnataka to be first state to implement NEP, says DyCM Ashwath Narayan
While addressing an inaugural session, Karnataka deputy chief minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan said the state will be the first in India to implement the National Education Policy
Karnataka deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan Monday claimed that the state will be the first in India to implement the new Education Policy.
"The government of Karnataka is making all preparations to bring in administrative reforms and amendments to the laws which are essential to implement the national education policy. The state would become the first state in the country to implement the policy," he said.
He was addressing the inaugural session of an online workshop titled "Highlights of the National Education Policy and its Implementation" organised by Bangalore University.
"The government of Karnataka is going ahead with regard to this with specific goals and a clear agenda. A high-level task force was constituted immediately after the draft of the policy reached us and this committee has already held several meetings," he added.
Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday (August 21) held a meeting with Hrushikesh Senapaty, director, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Anita Karwal, secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, to discuss on preparations for the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and implementation of the New Education Policy, or NEP 2020.
The Ministry of Education has invited suggestions from school teachers and principals on the implementation of the new National Education Policy, Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said.
The recently approved New Education Policy aims at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.
The NEP approved by the government last month replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986.
NEP 2020 also proposes a new curricular and pedagogical framework of 5+3+3+4 years instead of the existing 10+2 system, with a strong base of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from age 3.
Teaching up to Class 5 in mother tongue or regional language, lowering the stakes of board exams, a single regulator for higher education institutions, except for law and medical colleges, and common entrance tests for universities are part of the sweeping reforms in the new NEP.