Honourable DR. APJ Abdul Kalam said, ” Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. “
The Union Budget 2021-22 has already embarked on the decision to evaluate the strength of 15,000 schools across India to achieve the goal of NEP. The education sector must provide the effectiveness of technology and guidance to further sustain the benefits accumulating from NEP.
Well, there is a firm opposition to the motion for the new education policy 2020. The NEP seems to discriminate against the lives of students as it welcomed the unceremonious approval by the Union Cabinet, without considering the state’s stances. It contemplates the Indian education system with global models, advance rote-learning, and inspire self-confidence and nationalistic pride among learners. As well, the new education policy aims to propose sweeping changes to the old system. But the variations are causing a loud murmur since its inception. This whole new policy revamps the three decades of the educational system and barges the disaster in aspirant’s scholastic lives.
Is setting up the new roots a way to devastate the entire education system? Can the new education system cater to the essential needs of students?
Presently, the Indian education system is suffering from the problem of insufficient teachers. It is driving up a wall the chain of the human resource system, and clashing with the fear of recruiting the trained teachers in the country. The NEP challenges the knowledge, methodology and coordination of the teachers to the system. On top of it thresholds the inculcation of the language integration and trilingual policy in students.
The Curriculum content will be reduced in each subject to its core essentials which will rise to no-academic education. As such we are calling it the new education policy, but considering the opinions, it is old wine in a new bottle. This policy not only violates but endangers the Right To Education by encroaching the fundamental rights of every child from the age of 6-14 years rampantly. There are firm discrimination and categorization between the Students heading from public and private institutions, by disassembling the language and technology gap. The NEP has been blindly stating the policy without being knowledgeable of the fact that only 30% of Indians are used to smartphones where the rest of the gathering is unaware of the technology. It is awful to know the heedless decision of the cabinet ignoring the in capabilities, disabilities of students to grow individually.
With the transfer of power to individuals and local authorities, i.e. decentralisation, the chance of corruption is higher. Otherwise, the system is good but the question arises, is how it will work?. It will be a direction to malfunction if authorities do not operate and are corrupt. People at the helm of the education system are not educated and if they have narrow thinking, then it will not serve.
To conclude the raging shook, NEP plans to overhaul the current education system by incorporating child labour and thrusting the vocationalisation of education at a blooming stage. Changing the name to a new education system will not help in transforming it. We need responsible and experienced authorities heading the education system. Moreover, we must mark the respective words by Rabindranath Tagore, “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence. ”