GUWAHATI, July 30 - Welcoming the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, the ruling BJP today said that it will usher in a �new era� in the education sector of the country.
�The policy marks a break from the colonial mindset where English education and the elite sections of society took precedence. The policy will mark a combination of the modern and traditional systems of education, giving stress on the mother tongue as the primary medium of instruction in the formative years. The education process has been structured to ensure that the focus of education is more tilted towards creative and involved learning than just going through the examination process of evaluation,� State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said.
He said this will ensure that the students get the required education at a particular level before going ahead to the next stage.
�The rigidity of the option of choosing subjects of study, limited to the broad stream of arts, science or commerce in the undergraduate level, will now be made flexible. This will allow students to choose subjects of their choice, not only making education holistic but also more an enjoyable intellectual experience. This choice will promote fundamental research in the later stage, adding to the intellectual power of the country in its road to becoming a world power. Innovative research which was lacking in the country will get a new boost,� Dass said.
He added that the option of livelihood education will add to the best use of human resources of the country.
�Learning a skill at an early age will provide the skilled manpower required for rapid industrialisation of the country. Increase in budgetary allocation towards education is a landmark step, showing the government�s concern in spreading higher and vocational education in the country and adding both quality and quantity to the efforts. The Common National Entrance Test for admission to colleges and universities of the country will make students of the State work harder to face national competition, thereby bringing us to national standard and fit to compete in national-level examinations at a later stage. With the increase in the availability of subjects in the educational institutions, the scope for employment in the education sector will also increase,� said the BJP leader.