National Education Policy 2020 | All you need to know about the changes in the Indian education system

National Education Policy 2020 | All you need to know about the changes in the Indian education system

The Union Cabinet given a approval on 29th of July to National Education Policy 2020. It has also approved the change of Union HRD Ministry’s name to ‘Ministry of Education‘.

New National Education Policy 2020 has major reforms in higher education with an increased focus on non-academic skills. Here’s are the highlights of India’s New National Education Policy 2020:

School Education:

  • The 10+2 board structure of school education is replaced by 5+3+3+4 system to age groups of 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively
  • Up to 5 preschool, 6 to 8 Mid School, 8 to 11 High School , 12 onward Graduation (Three years of preschool, instead of two years)
  • Vocational education (e.g. Carpentry) to start from Class 6 (VI), and “with internships”, rather than Class 8 (VIII)
  • Less focus on ‘board exams’ – Immensely stressful board exams of 10th and 12th grades will be revamped.
  • Changing the focus to test core competencies of students. All students will be allowed to take Board Exams on up to two occasions during any given school year, one main examination and one for improvement, if desired.
  • Special importance to regional languages and mother tongue. New policy states that, where ever possible, the medium of instruction until at least Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond, will be the home language/ mother-tongue/ local language/ regional language.
  • A student’s progress card will contain her self-evaluation, feedback from peers and the teacher’s assessment instead of only the teacher’s assessment
  • To bring in more focus on student practical and application knowledge, it proposes school students to have at least 10 bag-less days in a year to educate vocational skills of their choice to students

Higher Education:

  • All graduation course will have major and minor. E.g. An science graduate student can have Chemistry as Major and History or Music as minor
  • Students dropping out in the middle of a programme can rejoin the course later and resume from where they had left off
  • A Higher Education Commission of India will be set up as a single, overarching body for the whole of higher education, excluding medical, dental and legal education. UGC and AICTE will be merged.
  • One rule and grading system to all types of universities which includes government, private, Open, Deemed, Vocational
  • No more MPhil courses. MA and MSc courses will last just one year for those with four-year graduate degrees, and two years for those with three-year degrees
  • For any graduation course if student complete only one year he will get a basic certificate, if he complete two years then he will get Diploma certificate and if he complete full course then he will get degree certificate
    Credit system for graduation for each year student will get some credits which he can utilize if he takes break in course and come back again to complete course
  • 100 top-ranked foreign universities will be allowed to set up campuses in India.

Others:

  • To take care of digital and online education at Schools and higher education level in India a new unit will be formed.
  • New Teacher Training board will be setup for all kinds of teachers in country
  • As colleges/universities move towards becoming multidisciplinary, they will also aim to house outstanding education departments that offer B.Ed., M.Ed., & Ph.D. degrees in #education.
  • New Basic learning program will be created by government for parents to teach children upto 3 years in home and for pre school (3 to 6)

Source: HRDMinistry


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Schools will start classes on the first of September | Back to School 2020

Schools will start classes on the first of September | Back to School 2020

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced that the academic year 2020-2021 for government and private schools, will begin September 1, 2020.

School staff at government schools will return to work by August 19 while students in all schools (government and private) will start classes on the first of September. Attendance is mandatory for staff and students.

The Ministry confirms that it is working closely with school administrations to put in place the necessary plans and procedures to ensure the safety of staff and students.

All schools are required to fully comply with the precautionary measures to maintain safe environments for all parties involved in the educational process.

Source Credit: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education


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Attestation of School certificates shifted to government service centres

Attestation of School certificates shifted to government service centres

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced that the attestation of public and private school certificates are no longer done at the ministry building and from now onwards it will be done at the government service complexes. Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

This announcement came in a tweet by the official ministry handle.

The attestation can be done at the following service centres:

  • Al Wakrah: Municipality of Al Wakra
  • Mesaimeer: Ministry of Interior services centre Mesaimeer
  • Al Hilal: Doha Cinema intersection
  • Umm Salal: Um Salal service centre
  • Al Rayyan: Municipality of Al Rayyan
  • Al Shahaniya: Municipality of Al – Shahaniya
  • Al Daayen: Next to Al Daayen celebrations hall
  • Onaizah: next to Al-Meera Al-Dafna
  • Al Khor: Al Khor service centre
  • The Pearl: Next to the Pearl Traffic Department
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800 job vacancies for teachers and administrators announced

800 job vacancies for teachers and administrators announced.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced about 800 job vacancies for the posts of teachers and administrators from all nationalities for next academic year 2018-19.

“The interested candidates can apply online at https://tawtheef.edu.gov.qa from December 15 to 31, 2017,” said Ali Al Muraghi, Director of Human Resources Department at the Ministry in a statement.

He said that the Department will sort out the applications as per the requirements and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. The applicants will be notified about fulfilling the requirements according to first-come-first-serve basis.
The vacancies have been divided into three categories. First job category is related to the education (for male and female), second type of vacancies is related to administrative work (for male and female) and third is related to vocational training (for male and female), totaling about 800 job vacancies including teachers and administrators.

“The Ministry made contracts with 201 new teachers from Qatar and abroad who joined this year,” said Hasan Abdullah Al Muhammadi, Director of Public Relation Department at the Ministry.

He said that the Ministry gives importance to recruitment of local and Arab cadres for teaching and school administration as teachers in Qatar belonged to 56 countries.

There are 14,577 teachers in the education system for this year at the rate of one teacher per eight students that is considered the highest rate in the world. The Ministry recruited 164 Qatari teachers for current academic year.

The main purpose is to increase the quality of the education therefore we assessed the needs of teachers and administrators for the schools for next academic year 2018-19, said Al Muraghi. “We have also listed the employees who have reached 60 year age and those not up to the standards for job performance so we could look for the alternative,” he added.

The jobs related to vocational training are required for carpentry, music teacher, specialist of physiotherapy and those in the field of disability.

Source Credit: https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

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