NEP 2020 in Karnataka schools to take off with lower classes: Report

The education department is contemplating a phased implementation of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) in schools from the academic year 2022-23.

NEP 2020 in Karnataka schools to take off with lower classes: Report
Anu Parthiban | Sep 16, 2021 - 12:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Karnataka education department said that the NEP implementation will start the first five years of schooling from lower classes. The department is contemplating a phased implementation of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) in schools from the academic year 2022-23, according to The Indian Express report. The department has formed a cell that coordinates with the Union ministry of education for the introduction of NEP 2020.

“The first five years of schooling come under the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) under the NEP-2020. The thrust areas will be ECCE, Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, vocational education and school complexes,” the report said.

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Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh, confirmed that “the zero year of NEP implementation in schools will start with lower classes first from 2022-23,” the report added.

The department also raised concerns about integrating Anganwadis with the pre-primary education as proposed by the NEP, without adequate funding.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Governor recently said that government is open to discussion on the implementation of NEP 2020 amid the opposition. Karnataka was the first state to implement NEP 2020 followed by Madhya Pradesh.

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The NEP 2020 was launched by the central government on July 29, 2020. The education minister Dharmendra Pradhan also launched some major initiatives to commemorate the one year of the implementation of the NEP 2020.

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