Frontlist | Teachers, students need to be trained for success of NEP

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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has stated that for the NEP to succeed, the teachers and students of the country will have to be trained.

There is a need to train the students as well as the teachers to push the National Education Policy (NEP) towards success, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday. The education minister further talked about the pros of the NEP in the Indian education system.

He emphasised that NEP 2020 is revolutionary in all aspects, as it focuses on multiple aspects like promoting one’s native language at primary level education, imparting vocational skills training for students at the secondary level, and other innovative reforms.

Ramesh Pokhriyal further said that the NEP touches upon the interdisciplinary studies and integrated course curriculum in higher education for wider learning opportunities, with an aim to provide value-based holistic education, development of scientific temper, and imparting skill training to the youth of India.

The NEP considers the need to design a framework for extended use of technology in the teaching-learning process and development of online course contents, the education minister said while talking about the policy.

NEP 2020 essential for changing society

The National Education Policy further proposes the introduction of Academic Bank of Credits and the establishment of National Research Foundation (NRF) and National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), which would benefit the Indian scholars to compete at the global level.

The education minister gave the success mantra of ‘Perform, Reform and Transform’ for successfully implementing all new imperatives of NEP 2020 essential for changing the society and transforming the lives of youth for evolving global peace, as per an official release.

Earlier, Pokhriyal inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ through a video-conference platform. The two-day international conference is being organised by the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA).

In the conference, scholars from the United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, the USA, Australia, Bhutan, and India would be discussing the 10 sub-themes of the focal theme ‘Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Realize Global Peace’ for 31 hours.

Source: India Today

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