Speaking on the Governors’ Conference on National Education Policy (NEP), PM Modi said that it will show a way to “empower students” and will help India’s social and economic development move to a new direction. “The new National Education Policy (NEP) doesn’t belong to one government but the country, and it should be implemented in letter and spirit irrespective of the government in power,” said PM Modi on Monday.
He said that to make the NEP successful, it has to involve all stakeholders. He iterated that awareness amongst students, teachers, and parents about the NEP should be as comprehensive as the stakeholder consultation that led to the drafting of the policy itself. What the nation needs is a wide-ranging discussion on policy implementation.
“It is equally important that our awareness (about the NEP and its provisions) should be as deep and wide-ranging as the consultation process. It’s important to discuss all the provisions and nitty-gritty of this document. It can only be implemented once all doubts and questions in people’s minds are addressed,” Modi said at the inaugural session of the annual Governor’s Conference hosted by Rashtrapati Bhawan.
PM Modi has asked all governors present at the conference to conduct virtual events till September 25 in their respective states so that people and stakeholders understand the policy crystal clear. He urged them to dispel all doubts and address all questions that people might have. “Parents may wonder how the move to dissolve subject streams would affect their child’s future. Teachers may want to know how the curriculum for such studies will be designed. Stakeholders could have questions about the availability of adequate resources to meet the objectives of the NEP,” he said. He also brought in the angle of the slogan of Atmanirbhar. He said that the young should have exposure to vocational training with practical learning. It will help them in becoming employable. “The new National Education Policy also talks about tackling brain drain. If the world’s best universities come to India then students will not want to study abroad. Also, our universities will become more competitive with the entry of foreign universities,” he added.