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The NEP can wait

Reforms in the education sector must begin with some key steps

Anjuli Bhargava 

Anjuli Bhargava

There are few sectors as complicated as India’s education sector. That perhaps explains why the government has been talking about the New Education Policy (NEP) since 2014 but six years later, it is yet to see the light of day.

A draft policy was submitted in 2019 but there’s been no final word on the matter. In an ideal world scenario, high quality education should be free for all and provided, or at least financed, by the state. Children should attend the neighbourhood school and the schools should be on a par, both in terms of infrastructure and the quality of ...

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First Published: Mon, February 17 2020. 21:10 IST
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