India's New Revised Education Policy 2020: Revised Structure After 34Years
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New National Education Policy 2020 has finally been approved by the Cabinet. The cabinet briefing by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, both of whom have played a key role in the policy development, would present the same. With the announcement, the Ministry of Human Resource Development would henceforth be referred to as the Ministry of Education.

From School Education to Higher Education, the NEP envisions to provide a new structure to the education sector of the country. The key points from the policy have been shared by the Secretary of Higher Education and Secretary of School Education.

New National Education Policy 2020 has finally been approved by the Cabinet. The cabinet briefing by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, both of whom have played a key role in the policy development, would present the same. With the announcement, the Ministry of Human Resource Development would henceforth be referred to as the Ministry of Education.

From School Education to Higher Education, the NEP envisions to provide a new structure to the education sector of the country. The key points from the policy have been shared by the Secretary of Higher Education and Secretary of School Education.
 

  • Existing 10+2 Structure to be modified to 5+3+3+4 structure where the first three years would be formative play school years of nurser and Kindergarten. The structure would cover ages of 3 to 18 years of age.
  • Foundational State of 3 and 2 years would include play school and Grades 1 and 2, Preparatory Stages of Grade 3 to 5, Middle School of Grades 6 to 8 and Secondary Stage of Grades 9 to 12.
  • Emphasis on Early Childhood Care and Education or ECCE for ages 3 to 6 where provisions would be made to ensure universal access to high qualify ECCE across the country in phased manner.
  • 4 years for higher secondary gets lift up - Arts, Commerce, Science removed - Students to choose what they want to choose. Coding to begin from Class 6. Music, Arts, Sports, would be at the same level. Students will be given increased flexibility and choice of subjects to study, particularly in secondary school - including subjects in physical education, the arts and crafts, and vocational skills
  • Early childhood care and education to get a complete National mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy to be set up to focus on foundational literacy. 
  • Indian Knowledge Systems, Languages, Culture and Values to be given focus. Furthermore, Technology would be used extensively. E-Content in Regional Languages would be developed and not only in Hindi and English. Schools to be digitally equipped. National Educational Technology Forum, NETF would be formed. 
  • All State/UT governments will prepare an implementation plan for attaining universal foundational literacy and numeracy in all primary schools for all learners by grade 3 to be achieved by 2025.
  • NIOS and State Open Schools will also offer A, B and C levels that are equivalent to Grades 3, 5, and 8 of the formal school system; secondary education programs that are equivalent to Grades 10 and 12; vocational education courses/programs; and adult literacy and life-enrichment programs.
  • Curriculum content will be reduced in each subject to its core essentials - key concepts, ideas, applications and problem solving. Emphasis on critical thinking and more holistic, inquiry-based, discovery-based, discussion-based, and analysis-based learning
  • The three-language learned by children will be the choices of States, regions, and of the students, so long as at least two of the three languages are native to India.
29 Jul, 2020 0 159
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