NEW DELHI: PM Modi said the New Education Policy will transform millions of lives by making India a knowledge hub in an era where learning, research and innovation are important. In a series of tweets, the PM said NEP is based on the pillars of “access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability”.
“I wholeheartedly welcome the approval of the National Education Policy. This was a long due and much awaited reform in the education sector, which will transform millions of lives in the times to come … May education brighten our nation and lead it to prosperity,” he said. He said NEP aims at universalisation of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 % GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) in school education by 2030.
He said the policy will bring 2 crore ‘out of school’ children back into the mainstream. “Aspects such as widening the availability of scholarships, strengthening infrastructure for open and distance learning, online education and increasing the usage of technology have received great attention in NEP. These are vital reforms for the education sector,” Modi said.
“A truly remarkable day in the history of Indian education system! Under the visionary leadership of PM , the Union cabinet approved ‘New Education Policy 2020’, which brings in much needed historic reforms in both School and Higher Education,” said Home minister Amit Shah. “No nation in the world can excel by giving up its culture & values,” he added.
BJP President JP Nadda said it was a momentous day for India as PM Modi-led cabinet approved the NEP, formulated after wide consultations.


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