NEP 2020 Achieves Twin Objectives Of Inclusion & Excellence: Ram Nath Kovind
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) sets a vision to implement an “equitable and vibrant” knowledge society. The NEP will provide a quality education that meets the requirement of the 21st century, he said.
“The National Education Policy (NEP) aims to reorient our educational system towards meeting the needs of the 21st century. It sets the vision of developing an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing quality education to all. It achieves twin objectives of inclusion & excellence,” said the President, according to Hindustan Times.
According to the President, the NEP would discourage the habit of rote learning among the students and overdependence on marks or grades that causes stress among students.
“The NEP seeks to discourage rote learning and overemphasis on marks or grades. It seeks to encourage critical thinking and a spirit of enquiry, the President added while addressing the Visitor’s Conference on ‘Implementation of National Education Policy 2020: Higher Education”.
“More than two lakh suggestions have been taken into consideration. Thus, the policy reflects a ground-level understanding of the challenges, aspirations and solutions of the education system.”
He further spoke about the quality benchmarks. “The Centre’s role must not be limited to setting norms by the agencies like the University Grants Commission or the proposed Higher Education Commission of India. There should be a clear focus on quality–higher education institutes under the Centre must set quality benchmarks,” he said further.