New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday said that the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 focuses on building the capacity of students, teachers and institutions.
He was speaking at the ‘National Education Policy -2020: Bright Future of Education’ webinar and said that the new policy would empower the people of the country.
“The NEP will not only focus on building the capacity of students, but also of teachers and institutions. This is the first time the whole country is so excited about a policy. We have received over 15 lakh suggestions for the NEP and we are open to hearing more from the people of the country,” Pokhriyal said.
“The government is seeking paragraph-wise suggestions for the NEP and countries around the world have shown interest in the implementation of the police in their countries as well,” he added.
NEP 2020 emphasizes on ensuring universal access to school education at all levels- pre school to secondary. Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs and aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.