Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, the Karnataka minister for higher education said that the effective implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) will help increase the employability levels of candidates, which is currently at around just 20 percent. The minister made the comments while addressing Karnataka’s first National Education Policy conclave on the theme “Strategising the Future of Higher Education“.
The conclave was held on Saturday and was organised jointly by both the Karnataka government and the International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC).
Adding to his comments, Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan said that the future of the country depends on making students skill-ready, along with imparting knowledge to them.
Aim and Purpose of NEP
The Karnataka Higher Education minister further clarified, “It is a false notion to say that implementation of National Education Policy will lead to commercialization of education. Students from the disadvantaged sections of society, who are mainly in government institutions, will be the first beneficiaries of this policy and it makes way for creating equality in society.”
Continuing his address, Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan added that the National Education Policy removes existing barriers in the current education system and brings both curricular and extracurricular into a single fold and making it inclusive.
In his address at the conclave, Tom M Joseph, the executive director, strategy and development, ISDC, UK, said, “The recently announced National Education Policy 2020 can lead an orbital shift with its focus on transforming the education sector through investments into various areas of skill development including project-based learning, experiential learning, service-learning, and vocational training.Tom M Joseph.
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