New Education Policy 2020 Highlights – School and higher education to see major changes

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New Education Policy 2020 Highlights - School and higher education to see major changes
New Education Policy 2020 Highlights - School and higher education to see major changes

New Education Policy 2020 Highlights – School and higher education to see major changes. The Human Resource Department has released a new education policy overcoming the drawbacks caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The new NEP is expected to change the name of the HRD ministry to education ministry, promote multi-disciplinary education, is likely to bring foreign education players to India to operate independently and lay down rules for a higher education spending by the government

Board exams will now be divided into objective and descriptive sections in order to test the knowledge of the student in the subject. In short, mugging up an answer will not get marks any longer in boards.

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The government is trying to introduce local art to the students for which they have introduced internship programmes for students to go and learn local art, craft straight from the artesian.

NEP 2020 - School complexes to be used for adult education courses after school hours

Use of schools/ school complexes beyond school hours and public library spaces for adult education courses which will be ICT-equipped when possible and for other community engagement and enrichment activities

NEP 2020: More focus on vocational studies in school- level

Every child to learn at least one vocation and exposed to several more. Sampling of important vocational crafts, such as carpentry, electric work, metalwork, gardening, pottery making, etc., as decided by States and local communities during Grades 6-8

 By 2025, at least 50% of learners through the school and higher education system shall have exposure to vocational education

Glace at major higher education reforms

As the universities will now be functioning on the credit-based system, therefore, affiliated universities will get autonomy on the basis of credits they have. For instance, grade a will have more autonomy than grade b and so on. UGC, AICT, and National Education for Teachers will now be handled by one regulator who works via self-discloser based system online maintaining transparency.

The new policy bats for extension of the right to education (RTE) act to all schools –from pre-school to standard 12 instead of Class 1-8. It redraws the schooling system on a 5+3+3+4 formula instead of the current 10+2 model. Students in the age group of 3-8 years will be part of the foundation stage, 8-11 age group for preparatory schooling, 11-14 years for middle school and 14-18 for secondary level.

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