PM calls for developing hybrid systems in schools

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to develop a hybrid system of learning that combines both online and offline learning to avoid overexposure of technology to the school-going children.

Mr. Modi yesterday reviewed the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 where he was apprised of the progress of formulation of National Curriculum Framework.

During the meeting in New Delhi, it was suggested that the databases maintained by Anganwadi centres should be seamlessly integrated with the school databases. Regular Health check-ups and screening of children in schools should be carried out with the help of technology.

The Prime Minister also suggested that secondary schools with science labs should engage with farmers in their areas for soil testing to create awareness about soil health. Mr. Modi observed that the implementation of NEP 2020 in the two years since its launch, has seen many initiatives to achieve the objectives of access, equity, inclusivity and quality.

The Prime Minister was informed that the guidelines for Multiple Entry-Exit for flexibility and lifelong learning, along with the launch of Academic Bank of Credit on Digilocker platform will now make it possible for students to study at their convenience and choice.

To create new possibilities for life-long learning and critical and interdisciplinary thinking in learners, the UGC has published guidelines according to which students can pursue two academic programmes simultaneously.

Online, open and multi-modal learning have been promoted vigorously by both schools and higher educational institutions. This initiative has helped in reducing the learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will contribute greatly in reaching education to remote and inaccessible parts of the country.