Will Select 15,000 Schools To Mentor, Handhold Others Under NEP, Says FM SitharamanPage Visited: 19
These 15,000 schools will help smaller schools help achieve the ‘education for all’ vision, said Nirmala Sitharaman.
February 01, 2021 / 12:28 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her Budget 2021 speech that a total of 15,000 schools will be selected as model schools under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2o21.
“These 15,000 schools will handhold and mentor other schools,” she added.
The finance minister also said that 100 new Sainik schools will be set up in India as part of education for all.
The Cabinet in July 2020 gave its nod to the National Education Policy. Consequently, the Human Resource Development Ministry has been renamed as the Ministry of Education.
NEP proposes far-reaching changes in the system of school and college education. This policy has also proposed for a self-sufficient domestic ranking system for Indian educational institutes.