Panel gives suggestions on education policies in Karnataka

The Karnataka Knowledge Commission presented its ninth recommendation to the government on Karnataka State Education Policy on Saturday.

Published: 06th November 2016 02:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2016 02:53 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Knowledge Commission presented its ninth recommendation to the government on Karnataka State Education Policy on Saturday. The commission headed by Kasturirangan has made around 200 recommendations to be implemented by the government.

The main recommendation is to provide 12+3 years of guaranteed education to girls to ensure gender parity and to create a standardised education system for private and government schools to ensure uniform school education system and boost government schools.

Another recommendation has been to offer Right to Education until Class 12. The commission has also recommended scrapping of first and second PUC system and incorporate it under the higher secondary system.

Other salient recommendations include forming a ministerial group on education with Chief Minister as Chair and Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education and Finance as members to provide policy leadership for future education.

The commission has also stated that an advisory council be created for the ministerial group on policy implementation and revision and act as an independent body. An independent statutory body called the Karnataka State Education Regulatory Authority should be established to address regulatory, review issues in all aspects of education to ensure transparency and uniformity of education, the commission has recommended.

Other recommendations are scientific consolidation of schools with an assured school in every panchayat, adopt CBSE curriculum, but include emphasis on state topics in history, culture, geography, B.Ed to be minimum qualification for teachers.

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