The NEP 2020 has introduced various significant rules for schools in India. These new rules reflect the NEP’s vision of a student-centric and inclusive education system that makes learners for the 21st-century challenges and cultivates their overall development.
Here are some of the key National Education Policy rules:
1. Universalisation of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE): The NEP focuses on the importance of early childhood education to ensure access to quality ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) for all children in the 3-6 years of age group.
2. Foundational Literacy and Numeracy: One of the New Education Policy rules is to lay a rigid emphasis on foundational literacy and numeracy skills that aim to ensure that every child obtains basic reading, writing, and mathematical abilities by the end of the 3rd Grade.
3. Flexible Curriculum: The NEP 2020 advocates for a flexible and multidisciplinary curriculum, minimising the emphasis on rote learning and encouraging creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual understanding.
4. Vocational Education: The provisions of NEP 2020 encourage the amalgamation of vocational education into the school curriculum from the 6th Grade onwards, enabling students to obtain practical skills and experience in various fields
5. Teacher Education: The policy emphasises the dire need for rigorous educator training and professional development programs to accelerate the quality of teachers. Programs address various topics such as training in modern pedagogical methods, technology integration, and mentoring.
6. Digital Integration: The Policy promotes the use of technology in schools to ensure global access to digital resources, such as online courses, e-books, and learning platforms.