PORVORIM: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today informed the house that the New Education Policy (NEP) will not supersede the rights of schools managed by minority institutions.
He also informed that NEP will only be implemented after taking all the educational institutions into confidence.
“I assure that the implementation of NEP will superceed the rights of schools managed by minority institutions,” CM replied
Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao had asked whether Education is a State subject, if so and whether the Union Government can supersede the State Government policies.
During the dicussion, Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte said that the state government has failed to go ahead and do an impact assessment after implementation of the National Education Policy.
“I request to hold one day assembly session to dicuss this important issue. When such an implementation is done we need to know about the issues,” Khaunte added
he BJP-led State government has decided to introduce the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, beginning with the “foundation stage” – that includes three years of pre-primary school, Class I and II – from the coming Academic Year 2021-22, across all government-run schools. Aided schools would be directed to implement the new education system, as per infrastructure availability.
The preliminary decision was taken during the Empowered Committee meeting on NEP, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. The meeting, however, has kept on hold the decision with regards to higher education considering that the Centre is yet to issue clear guidelines on the same.