Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the new Education Policy will be finalized and announced soon. There will be focus on Focus on quality and equality says HRD Ministry. The main points of new education policy will include accessibility, equity, quality, affordability and accountability. The National Education Policy, 2016 envisions a credible education system capable of ensuring inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all and producing students/graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. The HRD Minister also said the government has started the higher education finance agency.
Earlier, the Opposition attacked the Centre’s draft education policy stating that it provides a ready recipe for centralisation, commercialisation and communalisation of education. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as per the New Education Policy will undergo a re-orientation to address issues of deteriorating quality of school education and periodic renewal of curricula and pedagogy to move from rote learning to facilitate understanding and encourage a spirit of enquiry for Science, Mathematics and English.
The New Education Policy states that the challenges being faced by the education sector call for innovative approaches and sustained efforts to foster education development in general, and quality education, in particular without compromising on access and equity. The challenges being faced by the education sector in Uttar Pradesh need certain measures for innovative approaches and sustained efforts to foster education development in general, and quality education, in particular without compromising on access and equity. Dinesh Sharma who holds the education ministry has taken certain steps to improve the state of education in UP.
The government is formulating a new policy in which school managers, teachers, and students have all been asked for their opinion. It has also been decided that an Education Commission comprising of academic experts will be set up, every five years to assist the Ministry of HRD in identifying new knowledge areas/ disciplines/ domains as well as pedagogic, curricular and assessment reforms at the global level, which will help to keep up with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.