Uttarakhand first state to implement NEP at pre-primary level
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For the first time in the state of Uttarakhand, the new National Education Policy-2020 has been implemented in primary education under school education.
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.
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