Gujarat Will Be First To Roll Out National Education Policy 2020: CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat aims to be the first state in India to implement National Education Policy 2020 and will soon set up a task force to chart a roadmap for it, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday.
He was speaking at an event organised in state capital Gandhinagar to felicitate 44 teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day.
“The new National Education Policy has been translated into Gujarati, and a task force is being formed to make a roadmap for Gujarat soon," Rupani said. On the basis of this roadmap, the state will make drastic changes in education—right from primary to secondary and higher education, and from kindergarten to postgraduation, he said.
"Gujarat should become the first state to implement the education policy. We should move ahead fast to become a role model for the creation of India of the future.”
Governor Acharya Devvrat, as well as the cabinet and state ministers of education, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Vibhavari Dave, and senior officials of the state’s education department, were present at the function.
"At a time when people care only about themselves and their careers, it is teachers who, despite being paid low salaries, create a new generation and prepare people to take care of India of the future," Rupani said.
It is because of the strength of teachers and schools in the state that his government has “reversed the trend” whereby parents are shifting their children from private to government schools, the chief minister said.