Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced on Wednesday September 15 that the State government will have discussions on the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) for primary and secondary schools in the soon.
“We are ready to discuss the National Education Policy. There are revolutionary changes. A committee was constituted because we haven’t agreed on its implementation for primary and secondary schools,” said CM Bommai after paying respect to Sir M Visvesvaraya on Engineers Day.
The Karnataka government issued an order in August mandating the implementation of NEP-2020 starting with the current academic year 2021-2022.
N. Ashwath Narayan, the State’s Higher Education Minister, later announced that Karnataka has become the first State in the country to issue an order for the implementation of NEP-2020.
The Union Cabinet passed the National Education Policy 2020 in July 2020, making it the first educational policy passed by the government in 34 years. The NEP 2020 proposes to totally revamp India’s educational system.
The Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on July 29, 2020, replacing the 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986.
According to the NEP 2020, the 10+2 curricular framework will be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure that corresponds to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years. It will consist of 12 years of formal education and three years of Anganwadi and pre-school education.