The new education policy and why coding is mandatory and how it would be helpful for kids.

“Whatever good we see in our world today is because of an educative mind behind it.”

1. Lower Education:

  • Universalization of education from preschool to secondary level with 100% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in school education by 2030.
  • To bring 2 crores out of school children back into the mainstream through an open schooling system.
  • The current 10+2 system to be replaced by a new 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3–8, 8–11, 11–14, and 14–18 years respectively.
  • It will also have 12 years of schooling with three years of Anganwadi/ pre-schooling.
  • Class 10 and 12 board examinations to be made easier, to test core competencies rather than memorized facts, with all students allowed to take the exam twice.
  • School governance is set to change, with a new accreditation framework and an independent authority to regulate both public and private schools.
  • Emphasis on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, no rigid separation between academic streams, extracurricular, vocational streams in schools.
  • Vocational Education to start from Class 6 with Internships.
  • Teaching up to at least Grade 5 to be in mother tongue/regional language. No language will be imposed on any student.
  • Assessment reforms with 360-degree Holistic Progress Card, tracking Student Progress for achieving Learning Outcomes

2. Higher Education:

  • Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education to be raised to 50% by 2035. Also, 3.5 crore seats to be added in higher education.
  • Holistic Undergraduate education with a flexible curriculum can be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification within this period.
  • M.Phil courses will be discontinued and all the courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. levels will now be interdisciplinary.
  • Academic Bank of Credits to be established to facilitate Transfer of Credits.
  • Multidisciplinary Education and Research Universities (MERUs), at par with IITs, IIMs, to be set up as models of best multidisciplinary education of global standards in the country.
  • The National Research Foundation will be created as an apex body for fostering a strong research culture and building research capacity across higher education.
  • Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) will be set up as a single umbrella body for the entire higher education, excluding medical and legal education. Also, HECI will be having four independent verticals namely,

National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) for regulation,

General Education Council (GEC) for standard-setting,

Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) for funding,

National Accreditation Council (NAC) for accreditation.

  • Affiliation of colleges is to be phased out in 15 years and a stage-wise mechanism to be established for granting graded autonomy to colleges.
  • Over a period of time, every college is expected to develop into either an autonomous degree-granting College or a constituent college of a university.

✨So What is the best part of this National education policy 2020?

This new education policy is something which was to be implemented much before but Better late…than Never.

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Even those who did not go on to become software engineers say that the fundamentals of programming a computer at the coding level has helped them shape how they think logically has sharpened their common sense.

For Kids coding is a must as Coding and Programming skills definitely enhance one ability to think, to act, to analyze a situation or problem, to use logic in a situation, and as stated earlier it sharpens one’s common sense.

✨Here are some of the points why a kid should start his/her coding Journey?

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  1. Use Maths in real-life problems. (Coding will help your child in their Math subject so it’s boon for their academics too.)
  2. Learn how things work, and create things that work.
  3. Learn to persist if what they are creating is not working.
  4. Learn algorithmic thinking.
  5. Increases Logical thinking.
  6. Enhances one’s thinking ability and makes them more vulnerable to problem-solving.
  7. A child expands their creativity when they learn how to code.
  8. Will Gradually increase your child selection for future Jobs/Internships.
  9. Lots of career opportunities in various sectors in the future.

It is a progressive shift towards a more scientific approach to education. The prescribed structure will help to cater to the ability of the child — stages of cognitive development as well as social and physical awareness. If implemented in its true vision, the new structure can bring India at par with the leading countries of the world.

Thank You for reading. 🙏

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