Modi govt wants teachers, principals to give suggestions by 31 Aug on how to implement NEP

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Education has asked for suggestions from teachers and principals from across the country for effective implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said this Sunday on his official Twitter handle.

“We believe that the teachers are the key to the implementation of NEP 2020 and hence we have decided to call for suggestions from all school teachers and Principals from across the country on how to take the implementation process of National Education Policy forward (sic),” he posted.

The suggestions from teachers in both private and government schools affiliated to different boards will be examined by a team of experts from the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT).

To simplify the process, suggestions have been invited on different themes based on a question-answer format.

“The questions have been framed in such a manner that teachers can relate to them from their experience as teachers and classroom interaction,” the note sent to teachers read.

The themes include changing the pedagogical structure in schools from the current 10+2 pattern to 5+3+3+4 as proposed in the NEP, and foundational literacy as well as transformation in assessment patterns.

Teachers have been asked to submit their suggestions latest by 31 August.

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Multiple discussions on NEP

The education ministry has been having continuous discussions on implementation of the NEP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this month stressed on its effective application, asking all stakeholders to prepare a strategy and roadmap.

“National Education Policy will not be implemented merely through a circular or a notification. All of you need to have the will to work towards implementation of the policy,” PM Modi had said while addressing the heads of various higher education institutions and officials from the education ministry on 7 August.

The ministry has since held a series of discussions. At one such meeting that was organised by FICCI, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare had suggested launching a ‘credit bank‘ for students’ academic credits, which will facilitate the four-year undergraduate programme, from the year 2021-22.

Also read: Modi govt working on students’ ‘credit bank’ to start 4-yr undergraduate programme from 2021


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