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Modi govt wants teachers, principals to give suggestions by 31 Aug on how to implement NEP

The suggestions from teachers in both private and government schools affiliated to different boards will be examined by a team of experts from NCERT.

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Education has asked for suggestions from teachers and principals from across the country for effective implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said this Sunday on his official Twitter handle.

“We believe that the teachers are the key to the implementation of NEP 2020 and hence we have decided to call for suggestions from all school teachers and Principals from across the country on how to take the implementation process of National Education Policy forward (sic),” he posted.

The suggestions from teachers in both private and government schools affiliated to different boards will be examined by a team of experts from the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT).

To simplify the process, suggestions have been invited on different themes based on a question-answer format.

“The questions have been framed in such a manner that teachers can relate to them from their experience as teachers and classroom interaction,” the note sent to teachers read.

The themes include changing the pedagogical structure in schools from the current 10+2 pattern to 5+3+3+4 as proposed in the NEP, and foundational literacy as well as transformation in assessment patterns.

Teachers have been asked to submit their suggestions latest by 31 August.

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Multiple discussions on NEP

The education ministry has been having continuous discussions on implementation of the NEP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this month stressed on its effective application, asking all stakeholders to prepare a strategy and roadmap.

“National Education Policy will not be implemented merely through a circular or a notification. All of you need to have the will to work towards implementation of the policy,” PM Modi had said while addressing the heads of various higher education institutions and officials from the education ministry on 7 August.

The ministry has since held a series of discussions. At one such meeting that was organised by FICCI, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare had suggested launching a ‘credit bank‘ for students’ academic credits, which will facilitate the four-year undergraduate programme, from the year 2021-22.

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  1. I would like to highlight a few draw backs in the present education system. Book based examination and grading needs modification. 1. 50% marks/grades shall be allocated to student’s skills in his interest area.
    2. Group discussion, analytical skills, multi tasking ..etc shall be introduced to analyse student capability.
    3. The entire education system shall be regulated by Govt like telcom sector.
    4. Labs and research facilities shall be established through private partnership for use by both Govt & private schools. These facilities shall be available to all students on a nominal fee.
    5. Teaching hours shall be restricted in Pvt schools.
    6. Single selection body for teacher recruitment. Wage system should also be same for private / Govt teachers.
    7. While selecting teachers , their mental fitness shall also be considered. Teachers below 35 age group shall be restricted to primary classes.
    8. Teacher , student ratio in class shall not cross 1:30. Existing 45 min periods shall be extended to 90 min.
    9. Students spontanity, analytical and mental abilities shall also be considered for grading.
    10. Private schools shall strictly be monitored for quality of education, facilities..

  2. 1.NEP For sustainable development and holistic approach and to prepare a student for a specufic profession, direct the student and make them job ready by introducing vocational training through digital skills from class 6 onwards by tapping the right talent at right time.
    2.For Its proper application teachers and students ratio should be taken care about at all levels.
    3.Proper teachers training programme on NEP to be arranged along with proper work shops.
    4.How to take care about digitalisation in education in rural areas.?
    5.There should be a wide choice of subjecst for the students from grade 10 th onwards.
    6.Adaptation of new technology by the teachers in the classroom attracts the students towards learning rather than traditional chalk and talk. These also need proper and regular updated training for the teachers in the levels of proper technicalities.
    7.Quality of academic research standards to be improved by providing with proper lab facilities.
    8.Collaborative research on multidisciplinary abilities to be introduced at all levels.
    9. Enjoyable and inspirational books to be developed to focus on experiential learning, field tours can be arranged.
    10. Length of the duration of a particular period to be increased and number of perods to be decreased per week.
    11. Proper health check up at all levels twice a year is appreciable.


  4. If we want to implement NEP2020 successfully then we have to remove the difference between private schools and govt. Schools. Medium of instructions and studies should be the same.Educated staff , pattern of syllabus, exam pattern, salary package, students teacher ratio, fee structure and many more things should be according to the rules and regulations fixed by the government but there is an important role of the of state as well as center education minsters .

  5. For the overall and holistic development of the children I think the inclusion of NCC,NSS and basi training of First Aid should also be mandatory. If possible the students should get hands on exposure of the above in schools

  6. 1.It’s appreciable that an NEP includes vocational education ,how were one of its expect include their skill which put the question of security of students who might be sexually harassed by shopkeepers. 2 . An NEP emphasis on e-Learning and online teaching though it is taken in upgrade to enhance technology however it should be keep in mind the expenditure on parents who have to spend a lot especially in case of low income earning families 3. This new policy include assessment of a student by his or her classmate too. it may be stressed out students who are not used to sweet talking or are introvert in their nature

  7. New education system will be very appreciated, but in pre primary the permission is given that wards will be take their education in their mother tongue but after pre-primary this is difficult to learn English or Hindi fluently for them and all pre primary teachers are not able to teach in their mother tongue.

  8. Government should first creat infrastructure in government schools & ask Private schools to follow the same, the education department & CBSE should make a very serious attempt to improve it’s schools , their education pattern.As of now it’s only how to score marks & not to gain any kind of skill, knowledge, decipline,art,behaviour or innovation.Education means ratio between number of periods & lessons. Parent’s also want their wards to just learn lessons , get through some competitive exams & that’s the end of all education policies.
    For any education policy to take shape sincere efforts are required from all stake holders…so (1) infrastructure to be put in place.. (2). teacher’s to be trained…(3) teacher & student ratio to be strictly followed by all educational institute’s…(4) The school’s should provide maximum possible subjects combination to students.
    Otherwise the same story of cost cutting ,low paid unqualified teachers , too many students, dummy schools etc will be repeated.
    Hope something will change, our generation next will have better choices & bright future.

  9. Well it’s good to implement new curriculum and new education policies in primary, secondary and higher secondary school level. But I think it’s need more competency in part of teacher and administration both .and teacher Student ratio should be appropriate,so that individual attention can be given.we need more equipped school environment.Government have to see how number of schools increased and quality of implementation need work on it

  10. While allowing suggestions to pour in indiscriminately will make it difficult to filter out the relevant ones – I think it’s a good idea to let others participate too. Not every teacher or principal will feel passionate about bringing about a change and may not think deeply about it – wheras some of us feel deeply about it and have a tremendous desire to contribute in bringing about a positive change. Allow us to at least voice our suggestions. And allow high school and higher secondary students to participate. They are the ones who know something about their struggles. The change has to be brought about to help us all grow collectively and it is not going to be easy – endless suggestions have to be filtered through to get the real ones that are both feasible and will actually affect the outcomes. But it is all worth it and the change will have to be continuous instead of a one time effort.

    • NEP will be successful only when it address some core issues that our education systems & policies have overlooked…
      1. The lack of qualified teachers.
      2. The student & teacher ratio.
      3.Most of the schools do not have even basic infrastructure like proper class rooms,toilets,playgrounds etc to name a few.
      4.The NEP requires big workshops, labs, art & craft area , so how are the schools going to address them.
      5.Most of our student’s now prefer to go to dummy schools,will these student & their parents be part of our regular school.
      6.How will student’s in remote areas take advantage of NEP.
      So what is required is to take all the stakeholders into confidence & work religiously & honestly to implement the NEP for the benefit of our student’s.

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