The government should have minimal intervention in educational policy as it “belongs to everyone”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, as he addressed the inaugural session of the Governors’ Conference on the National Education Policy today.
“Education policy and education system are important means of fulfilling the aspirations of the country. Centre, state government, local bodies, all are attached to the responsibility of education system. But it is also true that the government, its interference in education policy, its impact, should be minimal,” PM Modi said.
“The more teachers and parents are connected to education policy, the more students will be connected, the more its relevance and comprehensiveness increases,” he said while addressing the virtual conference.
New education policy paves way for opening campus of best international institutions in India so that youth from common family can also join them, he said.
“Whether there is a teacher or a big educationist in the village, everyone is looking at the national education policy, their education education policy. There is a feeling in everyone’s mind that I wanted to see this improvement in the earlier education policy. This is a big reason for accepting the National Education Policy,” PM Modi said.
Titled ‘Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education’, the conference is being organised by the Ministry of education and is being attended by Education ministers of all states, Vice-chancellors of state universities and other senior officials.
NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century which was announced after 34 years of the previous National Policy on Education in 1986, according to Prime Minister’s Office.