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Karnataka: Expert panel to prepare guidelines for 2021-22 academic year, NEP implementation ‘top agenda’

Officials said that the process of teacher recruitment will be expedited by completing the formality of the Cadre and Recruitment amendment as early as possible.

Written by Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 20, 2021 10:10:38 am
wbchse, wbchse class 11, wbchse class 11 admissions, are admissions open for class 11 wbchse, education news, board exams, covid-19The council had on April 30 said that the annual examination to promote students from class 11 to 12 will not be required this year in view of the pandemic situation (Express Photo By Praveen Khanna / representational image)

The Karnataka government Wednesday announced that it will constitute an expert panel to frame guidelines for primary and secondary education for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. According to Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, the committee will oversee the assessment models, online education, offline education, teacher training methodology, pragmatic utilisation of budgetary resources, other related issues.

He explained, “The committee will comprise educationists, health experts, representatives from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), NIMHANS, child specialists, and members of the Covid-19 technical advisory committee (TAC) in addition to officers and representatives of parents, private schools and teacher associations.”

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The Minister added, “The implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) in letter and spirit will be top of the agenda during the ensuing academic year.”

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Officials added that the process of teacher recruitment will be expedited by completing the formality of the Cadre and Recruitment amendment as early as possible. Further, Kumar added that arrangements will be made to ensure textbooks for the next academic year would reach children within a time span of two months.

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