Suggestions on the Implementation of NEP 2020 are sought on the implementation of the New Education Policy, inputs have been invited from teachers and principals of the school. The Ministry of Education has asked the school authorities to suggest how the NEP could be implemented effectively.
Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said that the teachers are going to be instrumental in the implementation of NEP 2020, therefore suggestions have been invited on how to take the NEP forward.
The suggestions will be registered using a question-answer format corresponding to every theme of the NEP. The questions are formulated in a way that they require teachers to draw from their classroom experiences. Each question goes on to provide a reference to the text of the NEP enabling the teachers to understand it better.
The suggestions thus garnered will be examined by experts from the NCERT. The suggestions have to be in a limited word format, however outstanding suggestions with respect to the National Curriculum Framework will be taken note of and the authors will be contacted individually.
The NEP was being formulated since 2019 and was officially approved by the government in July 2020. NEP 2020 is set to replace the National Policy on Education 1986 and aims to transform the school and higher education systematically and radically.
The NEP 2020 is expected to make sweeping reforms, some of which include use of mother tongue/regional language for instruction till class 5, review of the format and stakes of board exams, the establishment of a single regulator for institutions of higher education, except for those of medicine and law, and instituting common admission tests for universities.
The suggestions are to be uploaded between the 24th and 31st of August 2020.
The NEP 2020 is also going to replace the traditional 10+2 structure of school curricula with a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to age groups 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively. Besides this, in higher education reforms the M.Phil programs are going to be done away with. Now, the higher education degree programs will closely resemble the western programs. The NEP also aims to lay down common norms and regulatory frameworks for public and private institutions of higher education.
The Ministry has called for wider dissemination of the call for suggestions and has requested the states and the union territories to ensure that the call reaches to all the teachers of private and government schools across all boards of education.
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