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NEP Shifts Focus From ‘What To Think’ To ‘How To Think,’ Says Prime Minister Modi


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that it is a matter of happiness that no sector of the country has declared that the National Education Policy (NEP) has any bias. The Prime Minister said that the goal of NEP should be to empower present and future generations to be prepared for the future.

“After the National Education Policy came, no section of the country said that the policy has any bias. It is a matter of happiness,” Prime Minister Modi said when addressing a ‘Conclave on Transformative Reforms in Higher Education under the policy. national education ‘, through videoconference.

“Each country equates education with its national interest and moves forward. The goal is for the education system to keep present and future generations ready for the future. NEP’s base in India is similar. NEP’s goal is to empower young people of the country for future challenges, “he added.

Describing the major changes in the NEP, Prime Minister Modi said that while the previous policy emphasized “what to think”, now the emphasis will be on “how to think.”

He said that changing times have given rise to a new global system, and it was essential that India change its educational system accordingly. The change from a 10 + 2 system in school education to a 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 curriculum was in line with this, the PM said.

“The NEP was approved after extensive discussions over 3-4 years and deliberations on thousands of suggestions,” added the prime minister.

“The National Education Policy is being discussed across the country today. People from different fields and ideologies are giving their views and reviewing the policy. It is a healthy debate. The more that is done, the more beneficial it will be for the educational system of the country, “he added.

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