Manipur University vice-chancellor professor N Lokendra Singh on Friday said that implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 would be pathbreaking in India's education policy. he said Manipur should develop a road map to make the most of the policy.
Singh stated this during the inaugural function of the two-day national seminar on NEP 2020 and its implementation in teacher education in Northeast India on Friday. The programme was organised by DM College of Teacher Education (DMCTE), Imphal at its premises in collaboration with Vidya Uchcha Shiksha Sansthan (North East Region).
Addressing the function as chief guest, Lokendra said that NEP would make a sea change in the educational system of India. The policy would provide an opportunity for a diverse educational field or career, applicability of their theoretical knowledge, skill development, etc. Such components were not included in the earlier education system, the VC said, adding that there is high expectation that NEP will be able to make every youth productive once they complete their studies.
Earlier, people did not take teachers’ education very seriously. They just pursued the degree in the interest of getting a certificate, he said. Such mindset would surely change automatically with the implementation of NEP 2020. The role of teachers’ education programme is immense to achieve the target of NEP 2020, he added.
He further said that the state is facing many hiccups in trying to implement NEP 2020 in the state. Nevertheless, the state should ensure successful implementation, the VC said.
The programme was also attended by president of Vidya Bharati Uchcha Shiksha Sansthan, prof N Rajmuhon Singh; principal of DMCTE, Imphal, RK Lokendra Singh and dean, school of Education, Manipur University, prof T Inaobi Singh as chief patron, president and guest of honor respectively.