Manipur University vice chancellor professor N Lokendra Singh on Monday highlighted that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has restructured and redesigned the adult education in India in the form of New India Literacy Programme (NILP) as the field had remained stalemate for decades.
He was speaking at the inaugural programme of the five-day training programme for master trainers on NILP implementation at Court hall, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal. The programme has been organised by Cell for National Centre for Literacy, NCERT, New Delhi in collaboration with Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Manipur University.
The vice chancellor highlighted that education departments across the country had been pushing for adult education through various initiatives and added that the outcome of the initiatives fell short of expectations.
“The results of the initiatives deviated from expected outcomes; therefore, a lingering desire to correct the loopholes had been in the back burner of education policy makers,” he said.
Lokendra stated that NEP 2020 introduced NILP and it ushered in a fresh take on the outdated components of adult education. Therefore, the training programme was organised to acclimatise master trainers with features of NILP, he added.
The vice chancellor mentioned that popularizing literacy among the illiterate sections of the country’s population is the main objective of NILP.
Lokendra further exuded confidence that NEP 2020 will succeed in normalising the practicality of knowledge and upgrading the economy of India.
NCERT senior consultant, New Delhi Bani Bora, dean of School of Education, Manipur University Prefoessor T Inaobi among others attended the inaugural function.