Huge gaps in Education Policy 2020, changes required: Delhi Dy CM

Students attend classes in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

New Delhi: The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that changes are required in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, and “certain dots need to be connected” in the scheme.

Sisodia, while addressing members at a programme organized by the Delhi Teachers University, said that education-related policies should be given a 360-degree view and all aspects, including teacher training, included in it, PTI reported.

“Changes are needed in NEP 2020. There are certain dots that need to be connected in this policy. It is also the vision of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that education-related policies are given a 360-degree view, and all aspects including teacher training should be included in it,” the report quoted the Dy CM as saying.

The programme, “Connecting the Dots” was held to discuss the National Education Policy, 2020.

There is a “huge gap” in NEP 2020 and it “cannot be implemented immediately,” Sisodia claimed, as per the report.

The report quoting the Deputy CM further, said, “If we decide to implement NEP in Delhi, who will teach the students of classes 9 to 12? What will be the qualification of those teachers? Nothing has been discussed about that yet. There is so much gap in the policy”.

Sisodia added that the Delhi government has provided “all possible facilities” to teachers in Delhi to be “well-trained”.

“Our government is a part of the teacher training university, and we have provided all possible facilities for teachers to be well-trained. The teaching profession is highly respected but unfortunately not encouraged in the society,” he was quoted further saying, adding, there was a “vast difference” in drafting a policy and implementing it.


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