NEP 2020 Implementation: Delhi to Get Education Board Next Year In an announcement that can change the education landscape in the schools in Delhi, the education minister Manish Sisodia informed the media that Delhi’s own school education board will be operational by the next academic year. But unlike other states, the new school education board will not be forced on the government schools. While discussing the plans of the Delhi Government regarding setting up a new school education board, Mr. Sisodia stated that the board will be in sync with the reforms suggested under the latest National Education Policy 2020. The focus of the education in the state will now be on continuous evaluation, instead of the term-end and year-end exams.
During an interview, he stated that “We have recently set up two committees for working on the proposed board as well as curriculum reforms. An ideal situation would be that we make it operational by next year. Initially, around 40 schools will be affiliated to the board, which could be either government or private.” Check | FSSAI Bans Sale of Junk Food Within 50 Meter Radius of Schools
NEP 2020 Implementation: Schools will be Free to Make Their Choice
The Delhi education minister further stated that “What happens in other state boards is that the private schools are free to make their choice whether they want to opt for CBSE, ICSE or state board, while government schools follow the state board. We will have no imposition. It will be optional for both government and private schools. We want to make the board so enriching and useful, that there is the demand for it.” The state government had revealed its plan to set-up a new school education board for Delhi during the budget discussions in March earlier this year. Check | NEP 2020 Board Exams to be Made Easy
Two Committees Set Up to Develop Proposal NEP 2020 will be Implemented
When asked about the implementation of the NEP 2020 in Delhi, the education minister added that “We are studying the policy in detail. We have already been working on some of the reforms proposed in it. There are a few anomalies but there are a few good things too. I have told the two committees that our board will be in sync with the NEP because as a nation we are together, but the focus will not be on evaluating students once a year and not encouraging rote learning in the process.”
The National Education Policy 2020 is seen as a big step in the reformation of the education sector in the country which so far had been operating on the National Education Policy announced in 1986.