Refer NEP to Edn commission: UDP

Jemino Mawthoh.
Jemino Mawthoh.

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, Sep 17: The UDP has put its stamp of approval on the National Education Policy 2020 and asked the state government to address the problems and concerns shared by all institutions and stakeholders through the State Education Commission.
“With the Education Commission in place, we can articulate the problems and concerns shared by all institutions and stakeholders and then move forward with the NEP,” UDP general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh said on Sunday, while asserting that reverting or rolling back the decision will have serious ramifications on the students.
“Let us put the interests of the students first.” Mawthoh said.
He admitted that concerns raised by the teachers’ organisations and other stakeholders were genuine and the government should iron out the difficulties faced by institutions.
“There will be problems during transition, but we need to take up the challenges head on. We cannot afford to lag behind. Considering the state’s dismal performance in the education sector, we need to take this opportunity and capitalize it into an opportunity,” he added.
Reminding that the state has not been able to implement the Choice Based Credit System at the undergraduate level since 2016 due to which students in the state have less number of honours papers as compared to other institutions in the country, he said, “Students seeking admission in other states face difficulty due to this…and also difficulty in appearing for CUET and other competitive exams.”


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