PM Modi to address nation today on completion of 1 year of NEP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy (NEP) via video conferencing. He will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector.
"The NEP, 2020, is a guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and for building strong foundations for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. On 29th July, on the completion of one year of reforms under the NEP, PM Shri @narendramodi will address the nation," Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Twitter on Monday.
According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), PM Modi will launch the academic bank of credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in higher education; first year engineering programmes in regional languages and guidelines for internationalization of higher education.
The initiatives to be launched also include Vidya Pravesh, a three-month play-based school preparation module for Grade 1 students; Indian sign language as a subject at secondary level; NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT; SAFAL (structured assessment for analysing learning levels), a competency-based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools; and a website dedicated to artificial intelligence.
The National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and the National Education Technology Forum (NETF) will also be launched.
The NEP replaced the National Policy on Education, framed in 1986. It is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.