New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP 2020) in letter and spirit is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders.
“It is our collective responsibility that the policy is implemented in letter and spirit. The more teachers, parents, students are associated with education policy, the more relevant and broad-based it will be,” the prime minister said.
Addressing the inaugural session at the Governor’s Conference, PM Modi said, “Our youth will now be able to learn according to their interests.”
PM Modi stated that the new National Education Policy focuses on learning instead of studying and goes beyond the curriculum to focus on critical thinking.
Stating that the NEP takes away the pressure from students to chose a specific stream, PM Modi said, “Earlier, students used to pick a stream beyond their aptitude and they would realise it much later, and these problems have been addressed in the NEP.”
With vocational exposure right from an early age, our youth will get better prepared for life, he said, adding that their participation in the global job market and employability in India will increase with practical learning, as per The Times of India report.
He also stated that the new policy has paved way for international institutions to set up their campuses in India.