Education Ministry To Form National Steering Committee for Development of National Curriculum Frameworks.
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♦Dr. Kasturirangan chaired the drafting committee for the National Education Policy, 2020, which recommended developing a new NCF.
♦The committee has been given a tenure of three years to complete its task.
♦NCF is a guiding document for developing textbooks, syllabi, and teaching practices in schools across the country.
♦It will develop four frameworks to guide school education, teacher education curriculum, early childhood education, and adult education.
Features of National Education Policy 2020.
♦The current 10+2 system is going to be divided into,
♦5 (Three to eight years)
♦+3 (8to 11 years)
♦+3 (11 to 14 years)
♦+4 (14 to 18 years) formats.
♦Co-curricular and vocational subjects like sports, arts, commerce, and science will be treated similarly.
♦The medium of instruction in schools until a minimum of Class 5, but preferably until Class 8 and beyond, will be the home language, mother tongue, or regional language.
♦Multi-disciplinary education framework with portable credits and multiple exits with certificates, diplomas, and degrees.
♦The Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) will be established as one umbrella body for higher education, excluding medical and legal education.
♦National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) will be created to produce a platform for the free exchange of ideas on technology employment.