The New Education Policy 2020 got its approval on 29th July 2020. The Union cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar termed the NEP 2020 as a revolutionary reform in a webinar organized by UGC and Education Ministry together on 5th September. The webinar was organized to celebrate Teachers’ Day 2020.
As per an official delivery, conveying the feature address at the Centenary Year Teachers’ Day Celebration of the Parle Tilak Vidyalay Association of Mumbai through digital mode, Prakash Javadekar conferred that “youth education, inquiry-based education, teacher training, fundamental and numeric literacy, have all been laid accentuation on”.
The Minister also said, “NEP 2020 will enable our youth, which will take the nation forward in the 21st century”.
Union cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar further added “The policy is such that it will make the teaching-learning experience enjoyable for both students and teachers”.
Prakash Javadekar showed confidence in the fact that by the implementation of NEP 2020, India would double its Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) for both teachers and students. At present, the GER is about 25 percent.
Javadekar conferred “Students across the country have become aspirational and economic growth has pushed parental earnestness to provide a good education for their children. The wider geographical spread of higher education institutions, especially covering rural areas and increased demand would be the critical factors that will improve GER in India”.
Importance of Childhood Education Under NEP 2020
The minister also underlined the significance of Early Childhood Education as the main feature of NEP 2020.
Under NEP 2020 activity-based learning is emphasized at the early stages. However from 9th to 12th standard education would focus on detailed, relevant, and new knowledge. This stage of education includes scientific temper among children. Javadekar claimed that ‘research and innovation are key to enabling our education to mold globally competitive citizens’.
He said 3,000 “Atal Tinkering Labs” are running successfully to encourage research-based innovation, which is essential for building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
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