Cabinet Clears New National Education Policy; Other Big Stories

Updated: July 30, 2020 07:59 IST

Either one of the mother tongue or the local/regional language will be the medium of instruction up to Class 5 in all schools, the government said Wednesday while launching the National Education Policy 2020. Among other changes in the revision of the NEP, last done over three decades ago, is the extension of right to education to cover all children between three and 18 years of age. The policy also proposes vocational education, with internships, for students from Class 6, a change to the 10+2 schooling structure and a four-year bachelor's programme.

Cabinet Clears New National Education Policy; Other Big Stories
The Union Cabinet passed India's first new National Education Policy in at least 28 years, recommending primary education in local languages, facilitating the possible entry of foreign universities in India, creating a single higher-education regulator, and easier board examinations -- wide-ranging reforms aimed at making the Indian education system more contemporary and skill-oriented. NEP also renamed the HRD (human resource development) ministry as the education ministry. Hindustan Times
Cabinet Clears New National Education Policy; Other Big Stories
The Centre on Wednesday took a huge step towards weaning India away from Angrezi and making it Bharat. The National Education Policy, the first since 1986, makes the mother tongue/regional language compulsory medium of instruction up to at least class five. The Asian Age
Cabinet Clears New National Education Policy; Other Big Stories
The deadlock over convening the Rajasthan Assembly ended on Wednesday with Governor Kalraj Mishra agreeing to call a session from August 14. Deccan Chronicle

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