22 May 2024  |   07:23am IST

Goa likely to complete NEP implementation at school level by 2027-28

Goa likely to complete NEP implementation  at school level  by 2027-28

Team Herald

PANJIM: Goa is likely to complete implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) at the school-level by 2027-28, Secretary (Education) Prasad Lolayekar told media persons on Tuesday.

Lolayekar said that Goa is all set to be one of the States in the country to implement NEP at the Class IX level from the new academic year i.e. 2024-25, while it will be implemented at Class III and Class VI level from academic year 2025-26.

Once academic restructuring is completed by 2027-28, the Directorate of Education will take up physical restructuring of the school premises as per the 5+3+3+4 structure. The National Curriculum Framework and National Credit Framework will be adopted by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education for NEP implementation, and the details of the same are available on NCERT website.

Centralised paper setting, schoolwise evaluation for Class IX

Class IX will have the following subject: Three languages all on par with four credits each, Maths, Science and Social Science will have five credits each. The two additional subjects introduced as part of NEP are Interdisciplinary area (Environment Education, Junior Red cross, Scouting and Guiding, NCC, Financial literacy, Electoral Awareness) and skill-based vocational education.

Papers will be set by the Goa Board in a centralised manner while evaluation will take place at the school level and two semester system will be followed.

As per NEP-2020, School Education consists of four stages—Foundational Stage (Nursery to II), Preparatory Stage (III to V), Middle Stage (VI to VIII) & Secondary Stage (IX to XII). 

Director of Education Shailesh Zingde, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education chairman Bhagirath Shetye, State Project Director of GSS Dr Shambhu Ghadi, Director of SCERT Meghana Shetgaonkar, Steering Committee for NEP Implementation at School Education chairman Kanta Patnekar and State Curriculum Framework Committee for Secondary Stage chairman Jose Rebello, were present at the press briefing.


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