Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank commenced his inaugural address on day 1 of the Indian Education Summit 2021. The three-day virtual conference committed to talking over the future of education begins today. From schools and colleges shut down due to the Covid 19 to the launch of the National Education Policy 2020 – the sector has undergone a complete overhaul in the past year.
Under NEP 2020, pupils will be taught self-reliance right from the school status. There are several overhauls comprising learning vocational courses from class 6, the introduction of artificial intelligence from the school level, freedom of choosing one’s subjects at the college level, and setting up of Academic Credit Bank where students who have drop-out can resume education from where they left, said Pokhriyal.
At the debate on pedagogy in the regional language, the Education Minister said, no language will be compelled on any student and they will have the independence to select.
The further rounds of the Indian Education Summit incorporated discussion on asynchronous learning and content in the game of accessibility. During one of the conversations between academicians, they communicated how NEP will change the board exams systems which in-turn will impact heavily what and how the schools teach. Talking about the NEP’s vision to make the board exams low-stake, one of the stakeholders reiterated, how CBSE has been asked to increase the application-based questions by 10 percent to ultimately by 2025, the entire board exam systems are set to be altered.