New TS Education Policy to Focus on Basic Skills for Kids

The new education policy of Telangana State would give more emphasis on improving basic skills among school children and employment skills at the higher education level. The draft copy of the proposed policy includes separate themes at both the levels of education in the state.

After discussing with stakeholders of education department at various levels ranging from the village to state level, the state government recently prepared the draft copy which will be sent to the Centre by December 31.

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Kadiyam Srihari on Monday, said, the policy includes suggestions and feedback from teachers, parents and political parties.

Leaders from various parties were asked to give their suggestions by December 31. The Deputy CM said that there were some major issues at both school and higher education levels which would be addressed by the new policy. It has measures to address low learning levels among school children and lack of communication skills, he said.

In the new education policy, there are 13 themes for school education and 20 themes for higher education. Right to Education and Public Private Partnership (PPP) in development of school education system were the newly added themes in the policy, explained Rajneev R Acharya, principal secretary to education. Top officials from SCERT were present at the meeting on Monday.

Source: The New Indian Express

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