5 big changes in education policy one must know

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Over 13 months in the wake of discharging the draft National Education Policy, the Central government at long last put out the record on their site late on July 30. It was done just about two days after the approach was reported in a question and answer session held by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and previous HRD and current Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedekar. Furthermore, the HRD service has been renamed as the Ministry of Education.

The 5+3+3+4 framework:

The strategy targets changing the educational structure from the current 10 years + 2 years to more comprehensive progress from basic to the secondary stage. With the 5+3+3+4 arrangement of instruction, the 10+2 framework would not change as far as the years a youngster spends inside the proper training framework in the nation at the school level. The new structure brings into focus the inclusion of previously existing playschools inside the ambit of 'formal instruction'.

Tutoring from 3 years:

According to the New Education Policy, from the age of 3, kids would come under the purview of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). This will be achieved through an) independent Anganwadis; b) Anganwadis co-situated with elementary schools; c) pre-grade schools/areas covering in any event age 5 to 6 years co-situated with existing grade schools; and d) independent pre-schools - all of which would select laborers/instructors extraordinarily prepared in the educational program and instructional method of ECCE.

Mother tongue to be the medium of instruction until class 5:

The native language or mother tongue will be the mode of instruction in all schools up to Class 5 (ideally till Class 8 and past), as per the NEP. Furthermore, Sanskrit will be offered at all levels and foreign dialects from the auxiliary school level.

Changes in report card:

The advancement report will incorporate self-evaluation, peer appraisal, and instructor evaluation. The draft strategy expresses that a national appraisal body — The Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH)- will be built up. This body will be entrusted with the task of setting principles, standards, and rules for the assessment of understudies for all recognized school board. The report cards won't be about numbers/reviews any longer. The cards are presently going to clear a path for progress books, with complete profiles of the student, their qualities, and the areas where they need to improve.

The common entrance exam for college:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will hold selection tests for admissions to colleges the nation over. The NTA as of now holds the following entrance exams - JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, and others. According to the NEP 2020, the entrance exams to be conducted by the NTA for admission to colleges and schools will be discretionary.

Published on: 26th August 2020