Why was National Education Policy 2020 not discussed in Parliament: Shashi Tharoor
Tharoor also highlighted some of the targets set by the Centre, which he felt were 'unrealistic'
July 30, 2020 / 08:39 PM IST
Congress MP and former Human Resource Development minister Shashi Tharoor welcomed the National Education Policy 2020 but questioned why it was not discussed in Parliament first.
Taking to Twitter on July 30, he highlighted the “unrealistic targets” that the BJP government has set with the new education policy, and the challenges it might face in fulfilling them.
The Congress leader opened his address on a pleasant note, welcoming NEP 2020, before moving on to question why it was not introduced in Parliament.
He then went on to speak about how he had been advocating the revision of the 1986 National Education Policy since the time he was in power and how it took Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government six years to affect the changes.
Tharoor also highlighted some of the targets set by the Centre, which he felt were unrealistic, and said:
The Centre unveiled the National Education Policy 2020 on July 30. The reforms direct that primary education be imparted in the mother tongue/regional language, lesser focus be given to board examinations, and more emphasis on vocational training.
The reforms that were introduced after 28 years are aimed at making the country’s education system more skill-oriented and contemporary.