A day after the center announced national education policy in 2020, the Delhi government said it looks progressive, but there isn’t much about how these reforms will be implemented.
“The new education policy is an advanced document, but it has two shortcomings. First, there are some old educational practices and there is no clarity on how these reforms can be achieved, ”said Manish Sisodia, Minister of Education in Delhi.
It is a heavily regulated and poorly funded educational model. There should have been steps to improve state schools, but this policy promotes the private school system, he added.
“Politicians emphasize that early childhood education as part of formal education is a step in the right direction. Basic knowledge of the mother tongue was also required, ”said Sisodia.
In the meantime, on Wednesday, after 34 years, the cabinet approved the new education policy (NEP), which aims to introduce comprehensive reforms in schools and higher education.
The guideline mentioned that the 10 + 2 structure of school curricula should be replaced by a 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 curriculum structure that is for ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years corresponds.
It highlighted the mother tongue / national language / regional language as a teaching medium at least up to the 5th grade.