Govt launches the booklet on one-year achievement and some major initiatives of NEP- 2020

Source: PIB

What is the News?

Union Education and Skill Development Minister and Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has jointly launched the booklet on One-year New Education Policy (NEP) – 2020.

Initiatives launched during the event:
About Priya:
  • Priya is an accessibility booklet developed by the NCERT and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Purpose: The booklet will sensitize the students on accessibility-related issues for Divyangs (persons with disabilities)
  • Moreover, special emphasis has been laid to make the booklet simple, interesting and interactive to create awareness on accessibility in children right from their formative years.
About Virtual School of NIOS:
  1. Virtual School is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country that will allow millions of eligible students outside the school system to complete their studies without physically attending a brick-and-mortar school.
  2. Implementation: The virtual school will be implemented via the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). It will be entirely digital in nature.
  3. Coverage: The students in Classes 9 to 12 will have options to join a virtual school. The classes will be conducted virtually but will be activity-based, textbook-based and experiential in nature.
  4. The virtual school will also offer certifications to enhance student employability, and may be offered access to job boards and job portals for career-related issues.
About National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR):
  1. NDEAR is meant to enable a common set of principles and approaches to be followed in building, using and re-using technology for education.
  2. Ministry: NDEAR is under the aegis of the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY).
Other Terms mentioned in the Article:
  1. Samagra Shiksha Scheme
  2. NIPUN Bharat Mission:
  3. DIKSHA Platform
  4. SAFAL and Vidya Pravesh scheme
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