NEP 2020 Online Quiz – New Education Policy Related Questions
NEP 2020 Online Quiz : National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has been introduced on July 29, 2020. NEP aims at making “India a global knowledge superpower”. It has proposed several structural changes in the primary as well as the higher education system. Dream Advance here presents a quiz for spreading awareness about NEP 2020 with a healthy competition between students and teachers.
An NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. The need for a policy was first felt in 1964 when Congress MP Siddheshwar Prasad criticised the then government for lacking a vision and philosophy for education. The same year, a 17-member Education Commission, headed by then UGC Chairperson D S Kothari, was constituted to draft a national and coordinated policy on education
Based on the suggestions of this Commission, Parliament passed the first education policy in 1968. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will replace the 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986, and is the first education policy of the 21st century. To know more about National Education Policy 2020 let us solve the quiz given below.
The government plans to set up subject-wise committees with members from relevant ministries at both the central and state levels to develop implementation plans for each aspect of the NEP. The plans will list out actions to be taken by multiple bodies, including the HRD Ministry, state Education Departments, school Boards, NCERT, Central Advisory Board of Education and National Testing Agency, among others. Planning will be followed by a yearlyjoint review of progress against targets set.
In a significant shift from the 1986 policy, which pushed for a 10+2 structure of school education, the new NEP pitches for a “5+3+3+4” design corresponding to the age groups 3-8 years (foundational stage), 8-11 (preparatory), 11-14 (middle), and 14-18 (secondary). This brings early childhood education (also known as pre-school education for children of ages 3 to 5) under the ambit of formal schooling. The mid-day meal programme will be extended to pre-school children. The NEP says students until Class 5 should be taught in their mother tongue or regional language.