New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the Governors’ Convention on National Education Policy being organised by the Union Education ministry in the virtual mode.
The Governors’ Convention, titled “Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education” may also be attended by the education ministers of all states, vice-chancellors and other senior officials.
West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee is likely to bring concern on sure issues when he participates in the virtual assembly, state officials aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity.Education branch officials said that Chatterjee is likely to demostrate against the proposal to get rid of state secondary board examinations. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had raised her voice against the policy saying states were bypassed even though education comes under the Concurrent List.
The NEP 2020 used to be approved by the Union cabinet on July 29.
The NEP 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, an official observation said. The comprehensive transformation aimed the NEP 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 envisaged by the prime minister, it added.