EDUCATION

Education Ministry says, NEP-2020 covers wider spectrum of education from pre-primary to senior secondary

Ministry of Education has said that National Education Policy- (NEP) 2020 covers wider spectrum of school education from pre-primary to senior secondary. The Ministry in a statement said that the recommendations given have varied timelines as the policy is made for next 20 years and therefore, the implementation of NEP is being carried out in a phased manner. It said, a series of National Workshops on Implementation of NEP-2020 and revision of Samagra Shiksha was held under the chairpersonship of Secretary, School Education and Literacy last year. The document is being finalised and will be released shortly.
 
The Ministry said, the major portions of NEP will be covered under the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and centrally sponsored schemes. It said, the groundwork for NCF is initiated and it is likely to be developed in the next academic session, 2021-22. The Ministry said, the Department has initiated implementation of NEP by undertaking various activities in accordance with the recommendations of the policy.
 
The Ministry said, in-principle approval has been given for setting up the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission and a Committee has been formed. It said, MoU has been signed between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre and the National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT to develop Indian Sign Language dictionary for school education.
 
The Ministry said, Central Board of Secondary Education exam reforms have been initiated and the Board will introduce improvement examination from the year 2021. It will introduce English and Sanskrit in 2 levels from the session 2021-22.
 
The Ministry further said, learning outcomes upto Secondary level have been notified and draft of learning outcomes for senior secondary level have been released for inviting suggestions.

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