Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on August 25, 2020, announced that a task force would be constituted to implement the new Education Policy (NEP) 2020 released by the Central Government. He said that Meghalaya would be the first state in the country to implement the NEP this way. He said, “With the constitution of the task force, the state will be the first in the country to implement the new education policy.”
“Congratulated our Hon’ble Union Minister for Education Sh. @DrRPNishank Ji for the National Education Policy. #Meghalaya will be the 1st State to implement the #education policy. A Task Force will be constituted to take it forward in our State,” Conrad posted on his social media handles including Twitter.
Lahkmen Rymbui who is the State Education Minister said while speaking to the reporters that the National Education Policy 2020 is one of the best policies devised for improvement of the entire education system in the country, including in Meghalaya. The policy would take India to new heights on a global educational platform.
He also informed that a committee headed by the principal secretary in-charge education department had been set up and the major focus would be to study the NEP. The report is expected to be submitted within a few months. “The report will include financial implications too,” he said.
The State Education Minister also said that “as per NEP the Centre has increased its contribution to the education sector by two per cent from four per cent of the GDP. I am sure with the help of the Centre we will be able to streamline the education system in the state.”
He expressed his concern over half the schools in the state being run by minority institutions, the education minister said “Whether we can integrate these schools with mainstream schooling as the pattern of managing committee will also change, is a challenge for us.”
Source: Times NowNews, States