NEW DELHI: Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday stated the brand new Nationwide Training Coverage will type the idea of making certain equality and high quality within the sector and rubbished allegations of “saffronisation” of schooling.
The brand new coverage, which was permitted by the Union Cupboard final 12 months, changed the 34-year-old Nationwide Coverage on Training framed in 1986.
“There is no such thing as a such factor as saffronisation of schooling. Those that are alleging this, shouldn’t have an accurate definition of saffronisation. Sure, we’re respecting our mom tongue however are nations like Israel and Japan which provide schooling of their language, behind others?” Training Minister Pokhriyal stated in response to a query on the India Financial Conclave.
Instructing as much as class 5 in mom tongue or regional language, decreasing the stakes of board exams, a single regulator for larger schooling establishments apart from legislation and medical schools, and customary entrance exams for universities are a part of the brand new Nationwide Training Coverage (NEP).
“English shouldn’t be data, it’s only a language. Right this moment when Germany has over 14 universities instructing Sanskrit, nobody asks them something, once we do the identical, there are allegations of saffronisation,” the minister stated.
“No language is being imposed on anybody. We have now introduced a superb new schooling coverage which is able to guarantee equality, high quality and entry within the schooling sector,” Pokhriyal stated.
Among the many salient options of the brand new NEP are also changing the ten+2 construction of faculty curricula with a 5+3+3+4 construction equivalent to age teams 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years respectively, scrapping of M.
Phil programmes and implementing frequent norms for personal and public larger schooling establishments.
The coverage is geared toward paving the best way for transformational reforms in class and better schooling techniques to make India a world data superpower.