Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said his government plans to become the first to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Rupani said a task force will be soon formed to create a roadmap for the same.
Rupani was speaking at an event organised in Gandhinagar to felicitate 44 teachers on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. “The new NEP has been translated into Gujarati, and a task force is being formed to make a road map for Gujarat soon,” media quoted Rupani as saying.
He said the roadmap will help the state make drastic changes in education at all levels including primary, secondary, higher education covering everything from kindergarten (KG) to post-graduation (PG).
“Gujarat should become the first state to implement the NEP and should speed up the process to become a role model for India’s future,” said Rupani.
Rupani said teachers continue to care for the new generation. “They help mould the new generation and prepare them to be the future of the country,” he said.
He said it was a testimony to the contribution and efforts put in by teachers that the state government had managed to reverse the trend and now parents were opting for government instead of private schools.
Governor Acharya Devvrat, Education Minister Bhupenddrasinh Chudasama, Minister of State for Education Vibhavari Dave and senior education department officials were present at the award function on Saturday.
What is the NEP
The National Education Policy 2020 brings in major reforms in higher education and focuses on non-academic skills of students. It also aims to improve inclusion through language diversity.
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the NEP in July end. NEP has brought in changes to the education policy after a gap of 34 years. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to rename the Ministry of Human Resource Development as the Ministry of Education.
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