Consultation process on education policy to end by December
The exhaustive consultation process to frame the new National Education Policy, which was launched on Republic Day, would be completed by December.
New Delhi: The exhaustive consultation process to frame the new National Education Policy, which was launched on Republic Day, would be completed by December.
The draft report would be put up before various stakeholders and the Central Advisory Board of Education following the completion of the consultation process.
At a meeting with the state Education ministers and Secretaries chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani, officials said that during the year-long exhaustive exercise, over 25 lakh consultation meetings would be held at the village level.
"The new national education policy is of significance for the future of the nation," Irani said.
The consultation would also see about 6,600 meetings at the block level, 626 deliberations at the district level and 3,500 meetings in urban local bodies.
Government has set up a task force to monitor the consultation process in drafting the new education policy.
Some of the themes which has been listed for the day-long deliberations today include reforming school education system, whether the abolition of Class X Board has reduced the learning level of students and what are the other reforms that could be initiated to help in better assessment of students.
The meeting would also focus on promotion of languages. It would discuss if education should be encouraged in the mother tongue and multi-lingual education in schools and what are the difficulties in implementing it.
Significantly, one of the themes for discussion would be the three-language formula and if there should be a debate on continuing with it.