NEP implementation from new academic year, says CM

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NT NETWORK

Panaji 

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the government will implement the new national education policy from the academic year 2021-22.

“The implementation of the NEP will provide multiple options to students to choose from different sections of subjects,” he added, pointing out that the policy will bring about employment-based education.  

Sawant, who is also the Education Minister, was speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of an educational institute at Tikhajan, Mayem.

“Skill development is the primary focus of the new national education policy.  The state government will extend all help required by educational institutions in Goa to take up such career-oriented initiatives,” the Chief Minister stated.

The three sub-committees formed by the government to examine educational infrastructure and finalisation of new syllabi in sync with the NEP have been asked to submit reports by February 2021.

These three panels will make recommendations for pre-primary, secondary and higher secondary education, and will also examine the issue of new syllabi.

Furthermore, a 27-member committee has been formed by the education department to examine the NEP, which is headed by former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. It has been tasked with preparing a roadmap for implementing the NEP 2020.

The Parsekar panel also oversees the functioning of the three sub-committees.