Updated: Aug 3, 2020 10:28:05 pm
The Bengal government on Monday formed the six-member committee to study and share findings on the new education policy approved by the Union Cabinet, two days after Schooling Minister Partha Chatterjee slammed this as a “copy of the system prevalent in western countries”.
Vice-Chancellor associated with Jadavpur University Suranjan Das, outdated professor and TMC MP Sougata Roy and educationist Pabitra Sarkar are among those who form part of the panel.
Talking to reporters, Chatterjee said the newest committee will scrutinise the factors mentioned in the new policy, plus submit its report to the state simply by August 15. “We will also look for views of school teachers and college professors on the matter. Once the panel submits
its report, following careful findings, we will convey our opinion within the new policy to the Centre,” he said.
The Partnership Cabinet had on July 29 approved the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, replacing the 34-year previous National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.
According to the draft policy, learners will have to take school examinations within grades 3, 5 and almost eight, which will be conducted by the appropriate power. Board exams for Grades 10 and 12 will be redesigned.
Chatterjee had on Saturday strike out at the Union government with regard to formulating the new pattern of understanding without taking the states into self-confidence or parliamentary approval.
“I wonder how they (Centre) can think of enforcing it without any discussion in the Parliament or with the states. This is unilateral,” he had said.
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