New education policy draft finally ready, will be submitted to government by end of month. New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD min.
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By Anubhuti Vishnoi. The committee also recommends a Rashtriya Shiksha Aayog chaired by the prime minister. The grade 3 census examination, for instance, would test basic literacy, numeracy, and other foundational skills. Each year of the secondary stage will be divided into two semesters. Each student would take five to six subjects in each semester. Students will be expected to take a total of at least 24 subject board examinations, or on average three a semester instead of final examinations.
Language is a key focus of the policy which strongly recommends making the mother tongue the mode of instruction at least until class five and preferably till at least class eight.
It says Sanskrit be offered at all levels of school and higher education as one of the optional languages on par with all Schedule 8 languages. All students will be asked to take at least two years of a classical language of India in classes , with the option to continue through secondary education and university. Benta A.
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Every child and parent in Kenya knows all too well that grades matter.
During the final year of primary school, pupils sit to write a nationally administered exam that determines their progression to secondary school. Children have to attain high grades in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE to secure places in the best secondary schools — public or private. Here too, the teachers emphasise attainment of high grades, perhaps even more than back in primary school. Long hours in class are just a part of the preparation for the final exam which determines admission into university.
Private schools, which many parents opt for, have a financial incentive to pursue high grades for their students. When these schools attain a high mean grade, they draw more students into their ranks which translates into higher revenues. This obsession with high exam grades means extra pressure on children to cram content in order to pass a series of internal exams leading up to KCSE. It also means that schools have little time to pay attention to learners who are struggling with the challenges of adolescence. Learners received little guidance on appropriate coping mechanisms that would enable them to deal with the academic pressures and other life changes that they were experiencing.
But a fundamental change is about to take place. The current system of education starts with eight years of primary school followed by four years each for secondary school and university.
The changes mean that children will have an opportunity to be children. The changes proposed in the new curriculum are aligned to the vision of the new curriculum reform and that is to. This will be achieved by providing every Kenyan learner with world class standards in the skills and knowledge that they deserve, and which they need in order to thrive in the 21st century. The new 2.
It aims to enable every Kenyan child to be an engaged, empowered and ethical citizen. This will be accomplished by equipping teachers with the means to teach well, within school environments that have adequate resources for every learner. Effective delivery of the curriculum will require knowledgeable and professional teachers who can use appropriate teaching methodologies including coaching, facilitation, and mentoring.
By Sarah Mervosh. During the final year of primary school, pupils sit to write a nationally administered exam that determines their progression to secondary school. In this context I was called by the minister — at that time it was Prakash Javadekar. At a time when there is a growing global consensus about the need for stronger regulation of private schools, it is unclear why India is considering a giant leap backwards from the international consensus. The shortage of well-trained, high-quality teachers in Peru, combined with rising land costs, meant that Innova would need to radically change course to succeed. An argument made in the draft policy is that legally binding quality norms under RTE are somehow detrimental to innovation and quality. Adult Education As per Census , India still had over 3.
In this way, teachers will be viewed as role models who inspire learners to achieve their potential. Another change in the new curriculum is elimination of summative evaluation. This refers to exams that were done at the end of 8 years of primary school, four years of secondary school, and four years of high school, in the 8.
Children will be assessed based on their competencies, meaning their ability to apply knowledge and skills in performing various tasks within specific settings.
Kenya could soon adopt a new education system to replace the current , which has been criticised by experts for not being skill oriented. A new scheme. The Government will roll out the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in all schools starting today. Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed yesterday said the rollout of CBC follows a pilot in the same grades last year. The CS directed all directorates and semi-autonomous.