Higher Education Minister M.C. Sudhakar yet again said that the new government is not in a hurry to scrap National Education Policy (NEP) even though the Congress had widely publicised the point in its manifesto in the run-up to the Assembly elections.
The Minister, who held a meeting with educationists on Tuesday regarding NEP, said that the Primary Education and Higher Education departments will take a call on scrapping of the policy after further deliberations.
“We have discussed with lecturers and teachers about the problems and the real-time situations with regard to the policy. We are also collecting comprehensive information about the various doubts we have about NEP within our party. As it is not limited to higher education, the Primary Education Minister and I will hold a meeting together and gather information and then apprise the Chief Minister,” Mr. Sudhakar said.
He added: “Although we had mentioned in our manifesto that we will scrap NEP and implement a State Education Policy, in the view of academic welfare of the students, we need to consider various factors. We cannot blindly put students in a dilemma and create confusion. We are still in the process of discussion. We need to explore the topics in depth and then make a decision.”
While he mentioned that he had collected inputs from the officials of the department about NEP, he did not disclose the findings.