Education ministry prepares list of near 300 tasks for improving school education following NEP: Nishank

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The Union Education ministry has ready a list of almost 300 tasks and plans which it’s contemplating implementing to spice up the standard of school education throughout the nation on the strains of measures instructed by the National Education Policy (NEP), Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated.

In an e-mail interview with HT, Nishank stated that he had been conducting common assessment conferences of the implementation of the NEP for each the school in addition to the upper education departments of his ministry.

The Department of School Education and Literacy in addition to the Department of Higher Education have been conducting consultative workshops to arrange indicative and draft implementation plan/job lists with the aligned timelines and outputs, the minister stated.

“For example, the Department of School Education and Literacy has prepared a task list of 297 tasks based on the NEP recommendations, which has been shared with the States/UTs/Autonomous Bodies for providing feedback,” the minister stated.??

The key precedence areas embody the event of National Curriculum Framework for ECCE, school education and instructor education, establishing of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) mission, give attention to holistic examination, strengthening of instructor education applications, he added.

Indicating the priorities for the upper education sector, he stated a collection of reforms will probably be carried out such because the introduction of regional languages as medium of instruction, operating of multi-disciplinary programs with a number of entry and exit choices and formation of tutorial banks. ICT services and digital studying will probably be strengthened throughout each school and better education.

The minister additionally stated that the Education ministry was additionally planning to arrange a college of Indian languages.

“India is a treasure trove of languages. The diversity of languages is our strength. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The time has come to preserve and protect Indian languages. With this objective, we are setting up a Bharateeya Bhasha Vishwavidyalaya, which will ensure proper research into languages. As an adjunct to this, we are also deliberating on setting up an Indian Translation Institute,” he added.

Nishank additionally stated that the Ministry of Education will probably be strengthening the ICT services in Upper Primary, Secondary and Sr. Secondary Government Schools following the suggestions of the National Education Policy. We are making provision of Smart Board throughout the federal government secondary and senior secondary faculties, he stated.

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