Task force for NEP 2020 implementation in Karnataka submits reports to Deputy CM – education

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The task force for implementation of New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in Karnataka submitted its outline to Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan, and Minister for primary and secondary education, S Suresh Kumar, on Saturday.

Speaking at a press convention in which the outline used to be presented the Deputy CM said that Karnataka is the leader in forming a committee on the NEP-2020 implementation in the country and added that discussions on the outline will be done in the Cabinet.

“To execute NEP in the state we had constituted a committee to submit the outline. We have received the last outline from the committee. In other states no committee has been formed yet, whether it has been constituted also, the reports have not been submitted yet. The outline will be discussed in the Cabinet meetings,” Ashwathnarayan, who could also be the Minister for Higher Education in the state, said and added that the recommendations will be implemented in a phase-wise manner beginning next year.

The committee in its outline has suggested separation of regulation and operation of schools, equitable and inclusive education, curricular, pedagogical, and assessment reforms, alongside other reforms in the scheme.

The new National Education Policy (NEP) approved by the Union Cabinet on July 29 is set to bring in a slew of changes with the vision of creating an education system that contributes directly to transforming the country, providing high-quality education to all, and making India a global knowledge superpower.

The policy aims to enable an individual to study a number of specialized areas of interest at a deep level, and also develop character, scientific mood, creativity, the spirit of service, and 21st-century capabilities across a range of disciplines including sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, among others.

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