Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’ aforementioned on Wednesday that despite opposition, final year school exams were command with success within the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at an occurrence here through video conference, he conjointly praised instructional institutes and academics for change to on-line platforms for teaching throughout the pandemic.
The Union government took a firm stand that final year examinations should be command, as a result of if students had been passed while not communicating, they’d are cursed with the `passed throughout throughout tag for all their lives, he said. “We took a robust stand and determined to conduct the exams. Some folks opposed the choice, some visited the Supreme Court, however the SC conjointly quashed their petitions and dominated that exams ought to be command,” Pokhriyal aforementioned.
When the choice to conduct JEE and NEET exams (for engineering and medical courses) was taken, some folks hit the road to protest, however the bulk of scholars UN agency had burned the time of day oil to organize wished exams to be command, he said. “The holding of JEE and NEET was thus eminent that the committee, once asked however would they hold state elections throughout the pandemic…their reply was they’re going to adopt the pattern used for the conduct of JEE and NEET,” the minister aforementioned.
The new education policy stresses that students ought to be educated in their mother tongues as a result of consultants believe that it improves comprehension, he said. “We don’t oppose English however we tend to put into effect mother tongue….take the instance of Japan, Germany, Israel, preferring their own language to impart education and none of those countries area unit insulant behind in any field,” he added.
The new education policy is additionally the inspiration of ‘atma-nirbharata’ (self reliance) as a result of it introduces education at early stage, he said. it’ll conjointly stop talent migration, the minister claimed. “As a part of the new policy, we’ve got started associate initiative known as `study in India’ and with this the race for going abroad for education can stop,” Pokhriyal aforementioned.
Before historiographer (whose education policy was enforced in Bharat throughout British rule), attainment rate within the country was “97 per cent”, the minister claimed. Bharat was a pacesetter in education with universities like Nalanda, he added. The event had been organized by the geographical area Education Society, that runs many instructional establishments in Pune.