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New National Education Policy: Everything To Know

BP World Bureau | Jul 30 2020 12:19:31 PM
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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.

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.