The Karnataka state government will be ready for discussing plans to introduce the new education policy to the primary and secondary schools soon. This was informed by the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday.
While offering tribute to M Visvesvaraya on Engineers Day, the CM said, “We are ready to discuss New Education Policy. There are revolutionary changes. The committee has been formed as we haven't decided on its implementation for primary & secondary schools.”
Earlier in August, the government of Karnataka issued an order on implementation of the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP) that will be in effect from the ongoing academic year of 2021-2022. The state’s higher education minister, Dr. CN Ashwath Narayana, chaired a meeting with the officials of the education department and state higher education council. He later announced that the state of Karnataka had become the first state to adopt the NEP-2020. Therefore, the state government now looks to completely transform the education system for schools.
On July 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 percent Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) by 2035 and provision for multiple entry and exits.