New Education Policy Focuses On Flexibility To Students: PM Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the new National Education Policy (NEP) for paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems that will lay the foundation of a new India.

“Often students find that what they have learned is not in line with their job. Thus, to give flexibility to students we have given multiple entries and exit points,” the PM said in his inaugural address at the conclave on ‘Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’.

“We have also freed education from the stream system. Students will have the flexibility to change their course if they do not think it is right for them. We are moving from thinking when a person is not glued to one profession for the entire lifetime and hence s/he needs to skill, re-skill and upskill. These issues are part of NEP,” he added.

The conclave is being digitally attended by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturiran, who also headed the committee that drafted the NEP, along with vice-chancellors of several universities among several other stakeholders.

The PM further said that the new NEP focused on the training of teachers. “I believe, when a teacher learns, the nation leads,” he said.

“NEP has given rise to a healthy debate and the more we discuss and debate the more it will benefit the education department. It is palpable that questions will arise on how this huge plan will be implemented. We all will together do this implementation. Each one of you is directly involved in the implementation of the NEP. In terms of political will, I am totally committed and with you”, Modi said.

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