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PM Modi hails New Education Policy

Updated: July 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wholeheartedly welcomed the approval of the National Education Policy, NEP 2020. In a series of tweets, he said, this was a long due and much awaited reform in the education sector, which will transform millions of lives in the times to come.

The Prime Minister said, NEP 2020 is based on the pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability. He said, in this era of knowledge, where learning, research and innovation are important, the National Education Policy will transform India into a vibrant knowledge hub.

The Prime Minister added, NEP 2020 gives utmost importance towards ensuring universal access to school education. There is emphasis on aspects such as better infrastructure, innovative education centres to bring back dropouts into the mainstream, facilitating multiple pathways to learning among others. .

An Academic Bank of Credit will be set up to enable digital storage of credits earned from different HEIs, which can also be transferred and counted as a part of the final degree. The Prime Minister said, respecting the spirit ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’, the NEP 2020 includes systems to promote Indian languages, including Sanskrit. Many foreign languages will also be offered at the secondary level. Indian Sign Language will be standardised across the country.

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