Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that that the New Education Policy will transform millions of lives by making India a knowledge hub in an era where learing, research and innovation are important.
In a series of tweets, Mr. Modi said NEP is based on the pillars of ‘access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability.’
He stated that the policy will bring 2crore ‘out of school’ children back into the mainstream. “Aspects such as widening the availability of scholarships, strengthning the infrastructure for open and distance learning, online education and increasing the usage of technology have recieved great attention in NEP. These are vital reforms for the education sector”
“A truly remarkable day in the history of Indian Education System! Under the visionary leadership of PM Modi , the Union Cabinet approved ‘New Education Policy 2020’, which brings in much needed historic reforms in both School and Higher Education,” said Home Minister Amit Shah. “No nation in the world can excel by giving up its culture and values”, he added.