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Cabinet approves new education policy

Cabinet approves new education policy

The Union Cabinet approved the draft of New Education Policy (NEP 2020) to overhaul the education structure in India.

It is also renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry.

Here are the highlights of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020):

  • The New Education Policy aims to provide foundational literacy and numeracy for all by 2025 and also universalize the pre-primary education for the children in the age group of 3-6 years.
  • To ensure all children get access to education and reduce dropouts, free and compulsory school education will be provided for all children in the age group of 3-18 years by 2030.
  • The NEP proposed a new Curricular and Pedagogical Structure for the children in the age group of 3-18 years. It includes five years of foundation stage with three years of pre-primary and Grades 1 and 2, three years of the preparatory stage with Grades 3, 4 and 5, three years of the middle or upper primary stage with Grades 6 to 8 and four years of the high or secondary stage with Grades 9 to 12.
  • The NEP encourages students to learn three-languages of their choice (state, region etc.) while two of them should be native to India.
  • Children will be taught in their mother tongue. The medium of instruction will be their local or regional language until Grade 5, if possible until Grade 8 and beyond.
  • The new policy encourages bag-less days.
  • It increases the flexibility and choice of subjects including arts, sciences and humanities.
  • All students will be encouraged to have physical education including sports, games, dance, yoga, gardening, martial arts etc. at all levels of school.
  • The new policy emphasized the need for vocational education at the school level. Hence all students in all schools (both public and private schools) will be encouraged to learn classical languages of India during Grade 6-8. They will have an option to continue it in their further education.
  • School complexes and public library spaces will be used for adult education courses and community engagement activities after school hours.

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