Education Ministry invites suggestions from school teachers, principals on NEP implementation

The ministry has requested states and union territories to disseminate the call for suggestions widely amongst all teachers in the states.

Published: 23rd August 2020 04:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2020 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal addresses during State Conference-2019 of BJP Teachers Cell in Kolkata Sunday Dec. 29 2019

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Union education ministry has urged teachers across India to suggest ways to implement the recently approved National Education Policy, 2020.

The ministry has introduced a list of questions through which the teachers have been asked to submit their inputs related to school education. In this regard, a letter was sent by school education secretary Anita Karwal to all states. 

“To simplify the process for the teachers, the suggestions are being called on each theme of the NEP 2020 related to school education...through a question-answer process. The questions are framed in such a manner that teachers can relate to them from their experience as teachers and classroom transactions,” an official statement by the government said.

“Each question also gives reference to the paragraphs of NEP 2020 to which refers to, to enable the teacher to read the same for better understanding of the policy, before uploading suggestions,”it added.

The submitted suggestions will be reviewed by a team of experts from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Many experts while hailing the broad contours in the policy have said that implementation of many projects--as proposed--could be tedious and even difficult.  

“Though suggestions are being called in a limited words format, however, for gathering further information, if required, teachers whose suggestions are found useful for incorporating in National Curriculum Framework or in the implementation plan, shall be individually contacted,” said the education ministry.

Through the NEP, the government has proposed some sweeping changes in the school education sector that includes providing early childhood education to young kids through anganwadis and restructuring of the extant 10+2 structure to 5+3+3+4 structure covering ages 3-18. 

The NEP also says that students will have increased flexibility and choice of subjects - there will be no rigid separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extracurricular activities or between vocational and academic streams.

Vocational education will start in schools from the 6th grade, and will include internships and the policy has emphasized mother tongue or regional language as the medium of instruction at least till Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond.


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    Implementation of NEP Consider the list of major challenges currently facing in the education system based on the the perspective of many involved in the world education today.for examples poverty,classroom size,family factors,technology,student attitudes and behaviors,parent involvement etc.First we have to understanding the different learning abilities and teach the cocurriculum activities.We want our students to demonstrate provide active supervision.The main characteristics reviewed are problems caused by the intangibility of many educational goals like priority ordering of goals and the coast of goals.This national education policy improved by encouraging the college-saving plans,focus on recruiting,training and supporting the teachers etc.
    1 year ago reply
    • Seema Nair C

      Learning abilities of different children should be given importance
      1 year ago reply
  • Kusumlata B.S.Gusain

    1) NPE.2020 should be implemented in academic year 2021 -2022 beginning with initial classes of the first group…of age 3 to 8. 2) Pre primary classes should affliated to regular school like classes 1and 2…to bring uniformity in syllabus and regulations and to set up the continuity element. 3) Teaching in Mother tongue should be brought down to Std.2. The first 5 classes are enough to make them find a firm footing as far as clarity in concepts is concerned. 4) Participation of Guardians and Parents should be made mandatory in school based assessment…of students…self, peer and teachers…of group one till Std.2. 5) Strict regulations should be framed for initial 3 classes of group 1…to specify that teaching in schools should focus on Oral learning…the playway method… through songs, poems, stories, skits etc. If any writing work is to be carried out…it should be on board or slate. Use of notebooks/ workbooks to be completely banned. 6) Use of notebook / paper and pencil to be introduced in Std.1…for limited syllabus prescribed by the department. Schools tend to exceed the limits in this area…fearing the competition factor and imitating their counter parts. 7) Teaching time of teachers should be increased…till Std.2… and a period should comprise of at least 40 minutes…wherein the teacher at least gets 30 minutes to conduct the academic activity…and… interact with the pupils. Quality teaching should be given importance rather than (quantity) number of periods. 8) The PTR. should be strictly observed. It’s a 1968 recommendation…still unfulfilled. Controlled Classroom Population is a must for one to one interaction. 1 teacher 35 students…to be made the norm…If a class has more than 35 students an ‘assitant’ to be provided to help the main teacher. 2013… to be considered the base the matter of the Pupil Teacher Ratio.. RTE. Act was implemented in 2012. Schools were directed to follow the PTR. All schools must be asked to submit the details…of classwise student population…since 2013…and given strict orders to go by the rules…if required.
    1 year ago reply
    • Seema Nair C

      Quality teaching &controlled classroom population should be strictly considered in smaller classes .
      1 year ago reply
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