The new 2020 education policy presented by the Indian government is more important than the procurement of Rafale fighter jets, but there are concerns about its proper implementation, Shiv Sena said on Thursday in his Saamna mouthpiece.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a good job. He has completely changed the country’s education policy. This change occurred after 34 years. This is more important than the Rafale aircraft from France. We call the new education policy important because the country now has the Ministry of Education. Now the country is getting a minister of education. If a person knows about the education sector, let them become education ministers. Many people who have no financial or health-related information have often been given these ministries to those who have not done a good job there, ”says an editorial in Saamna.
The Shiv Sena welcomed politics for its focus on education up to fifth grade in the mother tongue, but expressed reservations as to whether this should be restricted to state schools and not to private schools run by missionaries and others.
“One thing is good that the education is held up to the fifth grade in the mother tongue. The demand for education in the mother tongue was constantly raised by the Sangh Parivar. The only question is that this mother tongue should not be limited to state schools only. There are English middle schools, “monastery schools” of missionaries, central schools and how are we going to implement this native language education rule in the context of international schools? “Read the editorial.
“Today there is a wave of English classes across the country. Language and culture die from it. People have assumed that the mother tongue is not suitable for living, business, industry and research. Marathi schools were closed in cities like Mumbai and Thane. Marathi teachers became unemployed. This picture is surprising, ”added it.
Saamna further said that the proposed change in education from 10 + 2 to 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 is a step towards a more practical, competence-based and quality-oriented institution. However, be careful whether the desired results are achieved, since the quality in the system is hardly estimated.
“According to the new guideline, the tests of the tenth to twelfth have now ended. By resigning its bodies, the central government has prepared a new framework of 5 + 3 + 3 + 4. Future training will not only be a factory for books or graduates, but also practical and professional. The fear of results has been removed. The results are also evaluated by the students, classmates and teachers themselves, and not only through the grades and comments of the teachers, ”it says.
“The educational standard, which was once the tenth to twelfth, will no longer exist. The importance of certificates in the tenth to twelfth systems has been removed. The Modi government has abolished percentage competition. Governance is also not based on quality criteria. What about the education there? There is a willingness to know in which university the curriculum for the new educational policy is drawn up and from which branch (university) these experts come, ”it says.
Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece expressed concern that there is no room for moral education in the new educational policy.
“The moral education system is not available in the new education policy. Graduates and professionals can be established, but we also have to develop a good man, a good citizen. It is not possible to be a good politician without a citizen respecting rules, the constitution, law and majority. Given the current chaos in politics, there is a need for this moral lesson, ”says the editorial team.