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National Education Policy: Student Body Demands Extension For Filing Suggestions

by Maurice A. Miller

New Delhi:

Students Islamic Organisation or SIO, a scholar body, demanded the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) increase the deadline for filing suggestions towards the recently released draft National Education Policy (NEP). The draft coverage is ready via Dr. Kasturirangan Commission, and the government invited the general public and civil society participants to publish their inputs through July 1.


The agency had also requested the Union Government to translate and release the NEP draft in other non-Hindi state languages as nicely, which will provide the Indian citizens in the ones states an identical possibility to take part in the manner. “Given that the file is almost 500 pages long and the time given to the general public to study, put together and submit their remarks and tips is much less than a month, it isn’t right of the Union Government to serve the awareness to the public at such short word,” Labeled Shafi, National President, SIO said. “The significance and implication of NEP 2019 for the state as an entire is the first-rate, and it is going to be developing lasting impact. Hence the authorities are needed to provide public appropriate time to peruse and put together their response,” Mr. Shafi added.

Noting further that the NEP 2019 draft has only be released in Hindi and English, Shafi introduced that given the criticism of the report, the Union Government should translate and launch the NEP 2019 draft in different non-Hindi state languages as nicely for you to give the Indian citizens in those states an identical possibility to participate inside the system. SIO may be shortly writing to the MHRD to deal with those issues, Shafi delivered. With the way the economy has been, there have been many cutbacks in almost every aspect of life. From jobs to spend, people have been forced to make sacrifices to get by. Several organizations and businesses have made reductions to stay afloat. With all of these cutbacks, educational institutions have been a topic of debate. On the one hand, some colleges have made reductions in course offerings and faculty employed to cover the lack of money. While on the other hand, some have increased their tuition to preserve the quality of their education.

According to a study written in the New York Times article, “Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges,” many Americans are losing faith in college education. In fact, 60% of citizens surveyed are saying, “colleges today operate like businesses, concerned more with their bottom line than with the educational experience of students.” A vast amount of the United States population feels that colleges and universities are more focused on their financial reward than their education. In his speech, Martin Luther King Jr. talks about the true function of education, saying it is “to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” He goes on to say, “But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society.”

So with the recent cutbacks in higher education, are schools becoming a menace to society, or are they continuing to teach students to think intensively and critically? For schools to run with “efficiency,” they need the necessary resources: highly educated professors, up-to-date technology, clean campuses, and an inviting place to learn. However, these things cannot be achieved without money. So how can Americans continue to get the standard of education they are expecting if schools lowered tuition?

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