President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the Governors’ Convention on the National Education Policy on Monday through video convention, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The convention titled ‘Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education’ is being organised by the Ministry of Education. The Governors’ Convention could also be being attended by education ministers of all states, vice-chancellors of state universities and other senior officials.
The observation famous that the NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the twenty-first century which used to be announced after 34 years of the preceding National Policy on Education in 1986. The NEP-2020 is directed towards major reforms in both school and higher education level.
“The new National Education Policy strives for making India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society. It envisions an India-centred education system that contributes directly to transforming India into a global superpower,” it said.
It added that the comprehensive transformation the NEP aims will bring approximately a paradigm shift in the country’s education system and create an enabling and reinvigorated educational ecosystem for a new ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ as envisaged by the prime minister. Quite a lot of webinars, virtual conferences, and conclaves on a variety of aspects of the National Education Policy 2020 are being organised across the country.
The Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission had earlier organised a ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy-2020’, which used to be addressed by Modi.