A later version of the NEP said it would consider RTE’s extension. The proposal in now set to be chucked.
Sports, yoga, dance, music, drawing, painting, sculpting and pottery making were always looked as ‘extra-curricular’ or ‘co-curricular’ activities in educational institutions in India.
The proposed state school regulatory authorities is meant to ensure minimum levels of safety, security, basic infrastructure and the number of teachers across subjects and grades.
Neelam Sood, an educationist, said that a body with a wider scope of a partnership between Centre and states was a good idea.
The syllabus for classes 1 to 5 is likely to be updated from the next academic year as part of implementation of the National Education Policy.
Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' also said the draft policy aims towards an education system built on the basis of quality and equity for building an equitable, just and humane society.
The State government on Friday announced the introduction of board exams for Class 5 and 8 students from this academic year.
National Education Policy draft 'wishful' document, has no roadmap for implementation: Manish Sisodia
Sisodia, who is also Delhi's Education minister, said sans a step-wise implementation plan, the NEP may end up in a "disaster" like the no-detention policy.
The state has also stressed on the need for a regulatory mechanism to check proliferation of self-financing colleges.
The government has also been criticised for coming up with new plans in teacher training but not paying heed to strengthening the TTIs.
All India Forum for Right to Education, Save Education Committee stage protest in Hyderabad against draft National Education Policy
The Students Federation of India (SFI), along with Centre for Educational Studies and Service (CESS), organised a seminar on the draft NEP 2019 at ICSR, Osmania University on Friday.
Academicians in the city are of the view that the move would serve the purpose only if it is flexible.
No one is saying that you cannot learn Tamil. No one is forcing you to study Hindi either.
Speaking to reporters, Rao said NEP was trying to improve the standard of education and not to take away the State’s control over the education system.
The 477-page draft NEP prepared by a 9-member committee headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation chief K Kasturirangan.