NEP 2020 to be implemented in basic learning in Karnataka from next year: BC Nagesh

Addressing the state on the occasion of the 67th Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, School Education Minister BC Nagesh announced that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will be implemented in the early education of according to the national curriculum framework, for children between the age group. from 3 and 8, for the 2023-24 academic year.

As part of core learning, NEP 2020 will be translated into Kannada and as per the policy recommendations, students will be taught lessons related to the history, culture and social movements of Karnataka, local stories will be taught to the students, Nagesh said. A state curriculum framework will also be formed to implement the initiatives at the level of early childhood education from next school year.

He also added that the Kannada version of the NEP 2020 has already been distributed to the school teachers and efforts will be made in the schools to encourage teaching in ‘Kannada’ language at all levels of school education.

Nagesh also highlighted that around 100 Kannada medium government primary and secondary schools have been upgraded, 80 of them belong to Kalyan Karnataka region. In addition, a total of 8,100 new classrooms will be built in public schools and pre-university colleges by the end of the current academic year. The minister also announced that anganwadi teachers will be trained accordingly to implement NEP in anganwadis.

On Monday, the school education department also approved the establishment of 29 government pre-university colleges in the state in districts including Yadgir, Raichur, Belagavi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Udupi, Mangalore and Haveri.

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