The new education policy that was recently approved by the union cabinet will bring an immense amount of change in the students’ lives.
Making board exams easy, replacement of 10+2 structure of school curricula with a 5+3+3+4 structure, reduction of the curriculum to core concepts, and teaching up to at least class 5 in the regional language, are among the many school education reforms outlined in this new policy.
Until recent times, the ultimate motive of a student to appear for exams was to obtain good scores and get promoted to the next academic year. However, with the implementation of this new policy, the students’ practical knowledge and concept building will be focused on.
Teaching in the regional language will help improve communication skills and the introduction of vocational education will give students the exposure they need. The much-hyped 10th and 12th board exams will have a lesser emphasis as compared to the common entrance exams. Academics and extra-curricular activities will be given equal importance and students will be graded taking all these additional aspects into account.
The flexibility of choosing their preferred combination of subjects will help students opt for subjects in which they have the maximum interest, aptitude, and intelligence, thus increasing their overall performance.
All in all, this policy seems like the much-awaited change that all Indian students have been wishing for. Although the implementation will take time, the future will change for the better.
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Also published on Medium.