Delhi education minister and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia today said the National Education Policy 2020 is "a forward-looking document which accepts flaws of today's education system." However Sisodia had explained two issues with the new education policy.
Firstly the new policy is "unable to break free of pressures of education's old traditions", Sisodia added. Secondly, the policy does not say how will the reforms, it speaks of, will be achieved, he added.
The policy is either silent or confused on how to achieve its targets, said Delhi education minister.
The central government on Wednesday had revealed a National Education Policy. The policy came after almost three decades. The new policy approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday has outlined several reforms for both school education and higher education. From the preference of mother-tongue in primary schools to one common entrance examination in the higher education, the policy introduced a gamut of changes.
'Foundation learning in mother tongue, regional language progressive step,' Delhi deputy chief minister added.
The minimum degree qualification for teaching will be a four-year integrated BEd course by 2030, according to NEP 2020. "A common National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) will be developed by the National Council for Teacher Education by 2022, in consultation with NCERT, SCERTs, teachers and expert organizations from across levels and regions," the policy said.
"The standards would cover expected roles of the teacher at different levels of expertise and stage, and the competencies required for that stage. This could be adopted by states to determine all aspects of teacher career management, including tenure, professional development efforts, salary increases, promotions, and other recognitions. The professional standards will be reviewed and revised in 2030, and thereafter every ten years," it added.