new Delhi: Education Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia made many suggestions in the 57th meeting of NCERT General Council. In this meeting chaired by the Union Minister of Education, Manish Sisodia suggested to introduce a system of external assessment at the end of each year and classes according to the multi-year stage instead of the current year-wise classes and the board examinations of class X-XII. On the National Education Policy, Manish Sisodia agreed on the statement of the Union Minister of Education that the National Education Policy 2020 will have a major role in the fundamental change in the education sector in the country, but this change should be holistic, not in pieces.
Manish Sisodia said that the proposed four stages i.e. 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 in the new education policy should be implemented in the true sense. Under this, one-year system of one year should be completed and multi-year stage system should be implemented. With this, children will be able to move according to their needs in various subjects at their own pace. Also, after going from one stage to another stage, if some children are not able to get the learning income according to that level, then a few months of remedial classes can also be organized to complete it.
Sisodia said that in the four stages of 5 + 3 + 3 + 4, there will be a possibility of the importance of the three stages before the board examinations in the fourth stage. Therefore, the board exams of class 10 and 12 should be abolished and instead there should be external assessment at the end of every stage. There is a provision to get entrance examination from the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to higher educational institutions, so the marks of the twelfth board examinations are of no importance. Sisodia suggested to get out of the scope of the marks system or single high-stakes examination in the twelfth examinations.
Regarding the current academic session, Manish Sisodia said that NCERT has made syllabus one third due to corona this year. But due to the school being closed so far, the syllabus should be halved for this year. Sisodia suggested to base half syllabus in the board exams of the twelfth and the separate entrance examinations. He said that next year entrance exams like JEE, NEET should be based on less syllabus. Board exams are usually held in February-March, but due to corona crisis, the examinations should not be conducted before the month of May in 2021, so that children get an opportunity to prepare.