According to educational activists, if the policy is implemented in the manner prescribed by the drafting committee, it will strengthen the entire education system.
He said when the Centre approached him to help develop a new policy which would stand the test of time, he realised that every aspect of the policy had to be open-minded.
School may be allowed to make own decision based on local needs
Sources said a presentation on the draft NEP is likely in the PMO soon before it is taken to the Union Cabinet.
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.