Uttarakhand first state to implement NEP at pre-primary level

Tags: State News

For the first time in the state of Uttarakhand, the new National Education Policy-2020 has been implemented in primary education under school education.

Important facts

  • In the Directorate General of Education, the new education policy has been formally launched in the state by the Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami by inaugurating the Balvatikas.

  • With this, Uttarakhand has become the first state in the country to implement NEP.

  • In the first phase, operation of Balvatikas classes under NEP will be started in five thousand Anganwadi centres operating in government primary schools under the education department.

  • At the pre-primary level in the state, children will be educated in Balwatikas under the provisions of NEP.

New Education Policy, 2020

  • The new education policy was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 July 2020, which has been prepared in consultation with everyone.

  • Current Policy Space scientist K. Based on the report of the committee headed by Kasturirangan.

  • Under the new National Education Policy, 2020, a target has been set to bring the Gross Enrollment Ratio to 100% by the year 2030.

  • Under the new education policy, a target of 6% of GDP has been set for public expenditure on the education sector in collaboration with the central and state governments.

  • With the announcement of the new education policy, the name of the Ministry of Human Resource Management has been changed to Ministry of Education.

  • In education up to class V, emphasis has been laid on adopting mother tongue/local or regional language as the medium of instruction.

  • Along with this, it has been suggested to give priority to mother tongue for class 8 and further education.

  • The 'National Curriculum Framework for School Education' will be prepared by the 'National Council of Educational Research and Training' (NCERT).

School Education Provisions

  • The new education policy proposes a 5+3+3+4 design educational structure that covers children in the age group of 3 to 18 years.

  • Five Years Foundational Stage - 3 Years of Pre-Primary School and Grades 1, 2

  • three year preparatory stage

  • Middle (or upper primary) stage of three years - grades 6, 7, 8 and

  • 4 year higher (or secondary) stage - grades 9, 10, 11, 12

  • The last National Education Policy was formulated in 1986 which was amended in the year 1992.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -