The NIPUN Bharat programme is seen as a critical initiative in India’s efforts to improve the quality of education and enhance the learning outcomes of its students.
The following are the changes that the FLN under NIPUN Bharat will bring in:
- Reduced Dropouts: Foundational skills will keep children in the class, thereby decreasing the dropouts and improving the transition rate from primary to upper primary and secondary stages.
- Improved Quality of Education: Activity-based learning and a conducive learning environment will further enhance the quality of education.
- Engaging & Active Learning: Innovative pedagogies such as toy-based and experiential learning will be used in classroom transactions, making learning a joyful and engaging activity.
- Teacher Capacity Building: Empowering teachers through intensive capacity building will give them more autonomy in selecting the pedagogy.
- Steeper Learning Trajectories: Children achieve steeper learning trajectories expected to impact later life outcomes and employment positively.
- Holistic Child Development: It will contribute to the child’s holistic development by focusing on different domains of development like physical and motor development, socio-emotional development, etc.
Since almost every child attends early grades, focus at that stage will also benefit the disadvantaged socio-economic group, ensuring access to equitable and inclusive quality education.