Active GD-The results of the National Education Policy 2020 will be positive- Agree or disagree?The Union Cabinet has, on 29th July '20, passed the new National Education Policy (NEP) with an aim to revamp and reform the existing education system from the school to the college level in the country. One of the highlighted points in the new policy is the decision to rename the Ministry of Human Resources and Development as the Ministry of Education. Many major and minor reforms have been introduced in the structure of education as well as examinations. Some of the proposals include suggesting primary education in one's mother-tongue, making way for entry of foreign universities, easier board examinations and restructuring the mode of assessing students etc. One of the main aims of revising the old policy is said to be to make our education system more contemporary and skill oriented.
Keeping the relevance and importance of the new policy in mind and also considering the changes that have been proposed to be implemented, we are announcing this Active GD on the topic- The results of the National Education Policy 2020 will be positive- Agree or disagree? ?
While discussing the topic, you may compare the old policy with the new one, discuss the practical aspects, the possibilities and impossibilities, the implementation part and so on. We need to understand that formulating or announcing a policy will be immaterial if the proposals cannot be implemented with the same passion which means that the point of implementation also will form a part of the discussion.
We are looking forward to a practical and serious discussion on the topic. Let us not be influenced by perceptions or inhibitions. A sincere suggestion is to avoid politicizing the point of discussion though political interests or intentions are not a taboo as such. We do not expect the participants to perform a critical analysis of the proposals one by one but to form their arguments based on the policy generally, its viability or otherwise and the likely outputs.
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Let us have a healthy, active and fruitful discussion. The GD will close on the 03rd of August 2020.
Best participants selected will be awarded a cash reward of Rs 150/- each. Other participants will also be considered for cash rewards if found eligible.
Note: The editor who is moderating the GD will have the final say (in consultation with the team) in matters of dispute (during discussion) and a point or guidance put forth as a response by the moderator need not be responded to by the participating members.
Important - Members may please note that considering the importance of the topic that is being discussed and also the fact that the NEP has been introduced just a day back, we have decided to keep this announcement thread locked for responses till 1630 hrs tomorrow. This is to enable interested members to go through the proposals and to make necessary preparations to come up with meaningful and valuable arguments to support their stand.
Read the requirements carefully, think properly and logically and get ready to start penning down your points and arguments. The thread will be opened for discussion tomorrow evening!
Mr Mohan who had raised a thread on the topic much before we could bring it down on paper will be credited Rs 15/- and 15 points to his thread as a mark of appreciation.