Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 30
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state government would completely implement the new National Education Policy (NEP) by 2025 and try to bring the school dropout rate to zero.
Khattar said this at the launch of the NEP-2020 held in Panchkula digitally. Academics and students participated in the launch ceremony.
“The NEP-2020 will be completely implemented by 2025. Although the deadline for its implementation is 2030, Haryana will achieve the target five years in advance,” Khattar said, adding “Haryana aims that by 2025, school dropout rate will be zero”.
Along with education and employment, the NEP aimed to make students cultured and atmanirbhar (self-reliant) so that they could contribute to making India the vishwa guru once again, he said.
“Today, after 75 years of Independence, the country needs an education policy, which not only makes the younger generation educated, but also inculcates the feeling of nationalism in them,” Khattar said.
The Chief Minister further said that as per the new policy, about 4,000 playway schools would be opened in the state, focusing on early-age education.
So far, 1,135 schools have been opened.
Khattar said that in the NEP-2020, the target of ensuring participation of women in higher education had been set at 50 per cent, which would be achieved by 2025 from the current 32 per cent.
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