On September 19, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the visitor’s conference in which he mentioned the National Educational Policy, 2020, and its prospects and application in higher studies. He also stated that the new NEP 2020 is a step towards the accomplishment of the twin objective of inclusion as well as excellence.
The meeting was attended by various officials including the education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
In the conference, he highlighted the role of higher education in shaping the future of India and making it an international superpower. Kovind also mentioned the need of ICT to meet the challenges and provide quality education to all.
COVID-19 has made it evident that online resources play a crucial role to overcome academic problems. Many colleges and universities and even schools turned to digital platforms without affecting the educational needs of the students.
He further stated “It is important that concerns of equity are addressed and the digital divide is eliminated through joint efforts by the concerned stakeholders. Educational Institutions should develop good portals and apps for e-learning, e-library and other virtual facilities” Kovind emphasized the use of online facilities to deal with shortage of faculty and other resources.
The NEP, 2020 was introduced earlier in July and was highly appreciated by teachers, students, and officials. It includes a practical approach towards education and less rote learning burden on students.