NEW DELHI: The Union Government launched the National Education Policy 2020 with new changes and additions. Higher education secretary Amit Khare said that the NEP will boost equity and access and provide education to millions and two crores will be brought back to school.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to appreciate the NEP.
As per the new policy, mother tongue or local or regional language is to be the medium of instruction in all schools up to Class 5 or at least till class 8.
I wholeheartedly welcome the approval of the National Education Policy 2020! This was a long due and much awaited reform in the education sector, which will transform millions of lives in the times to come! #NewEducationPolicyhttps://t.co/N3PXpeuesG— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2020
Last year, a controversy was conjured after there were reported of Hindi imposition and Southern states particularly protested against it.
10+2 structure has been replaced with 5+3+3+4.
According to the new model 5+3+3+4, there will be a foundational stage (ages three and eight), three years of pre-primary (ages eight to 11), a preparatory stage (ages 11 to 14) and a secondary stage (ages 14 to 18).
School students will sit only for three exams - at Classes 3, 5 and 8, instead of having exams every year.
Assessment standards are established by PARAKH (Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development).
With focus on institutions with 3000 kids or more, the Higher Education Council of India (HECI) will be set up to regulate higher education.