NEP to serve as roadmap in educational system for next 25 years: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has announced that there are in all 35 crore students in India’s schools. Out of which, around 15 crore children still remain outside the education system.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has announced that there are in all 35 crore students in India’s schools. Out of which, around 15 crore children still remain outside the education system.

“We want to bring them into the education system,” Pradhan added.

He witnessed that around 20 per cent of the population, or 25 crore people, are below the primary definition of literacy at the first.

Addressing the virtual Annual Session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held on August 12, the Minister noticed that being a part of the National Education Policy (NEP), the Government has aimed to craft a formal educational ecosystem for children above the age of 3.

The NEP roadmap

“For India to become the growth engine of the world in 25 years, it is vital to realise the visions set in the NEP, the minister said. “The NEP would serve as a roadmap for the next 25 years” he added.

“For India to become a superpower by 2047, in the coming 25 years, we need to tackle two challenges ahead of us — to bring in the population outside the education ecosystem and provide quality education and skilling to those who are already in the system,” Pradhan averred.

The minister also averred, “Under the National Education Policy, a National Research Foundation (NRF) would be set up.

The NRF is going to set up an autonomous body anticipates under the umbrella of NEP. It will keep a check on funding, mentoring, and building quality research in India. The NRF will fund researchers working across different streams in India.

The road towards Samagra Siksha 2.0

The Education and Skill Development Minister also recognised that in order to craft a formal mechanism for early childhood education and nutrition amongst the children, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Women & Child Development would work in unison to execute the Samagra Siksha 2.0 for the upcoming five years.

The Samagra Shiksha scheme is an integrated scheme with an intent of ‘quality and inclusive education.

Pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on education, Pradhan asserted that “The creation of digital content on a large scale has ensured continuity of education and skilling.”

The minister also added that “The education, skilling and entrepreneurial ecosystems have been evolving as a result of India’s digitisation efforts.

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