File photo of Minister Manish Sisodia | (Pic: Express)
File photo of Minister Manish Sisodia | (Pic: Express)

Changes are needed in NEP 2020,says Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

Sisodia added that the Delhi government has provided all possible facilities to teachers in Delhi to be well-trained

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of education as well, was speaking at a programme organised by the Delhi Teachers University in Delhi when he said that changes are required in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 and "certain dots need to be connected" in the scheme, stated a report in PTI.

In his address, Sisodia said education-related policies should be given a 360-degree view and all aspects, including teacher training, included in it.

"Changes are needed in NEP 2020. There are certain dots that need to be connected in this policy. It is also the vision of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that education-related policies are given a 360-degree view, and all aspects including teacher training should be included in it," he said.

The programme, Connecting the Dots was held to discuss the National Education Policy, 2020.

There is a "huge gap" in NEP 2020 and it "cannot be implemented immediately", Sisodia claimed.

"If we decide to implement NEP in Delhi, who will teach the students of classes 9 to 12? What will be the qualification of those teachers? Nothing has been discussed about that yet. There is so much gap in the policy," he said.

Sisodia added that the Delhi government has provided "all possible facilities" to teachers in Delhi to be "well-trained".

"Our government is a part of the teacher training university, and we have provided all possible facilities for teachers to be well-trained. The teaching profession is highly respected but unfortunately not encouraged in the society," the deputy chief minister said.

He added that there was a "vast difference" between drafting a policy and implementing it.

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