Sunday February 23, 2020
Home India Northeast edu...

Northeast education ministers meet to discuss new education policy

0
//

Agartala: Education ministers of all eight Northeastern states will meet in Agartala on Friday to discuss the country’s proposed education policy, an official said on Tuesday.

Photo credit: oneworldnews.in
Photo credit: oneworldnews.in

“MHRD minister Smriti Irani would preside over the day-long meet of education ministers of northeastern states on September 18,” Tripura education department secretary Samarjit Bhowmik told reporters.

“The proposed national education policy would be discussed in the meeting. All the northeastern states would give their views about the proposed education policy,” he said.

The official said Friday’s meeting would be a follow up meeting of the 63rd meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) that was held in New Delhi on August 19.

Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said in the CABE meeting, most northeastern states wanted to remove the ‘no-detention policy’ at the elementary school level (up to class eight).

Chakraborty told reporters: “The eight northeastern states, along with most states of the country, are not only against the ‘no-detention policy’ but are also in an awkward position due to the lack of trained teachers even though the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009, made this mandatory.”

He said the CABE meeting had decided that the states would formally provide their views to the central government on ‘no-detention policy’, in writing.

“However, we (Tripura) and most of the other states want to continue the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation). The CCE system should continue up to class X,” he added.

CCE refers to a system of school-based assessment that covers all aspects of students’ development.

The minister said the Left Front government strongly supported the plan for a new education policy, a process initiated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government.

(IANS)

Next Story

Union Minister Smriti Irani Gives Shout-Out To Upcoming Film “Thappad”, Says “Its Not Ok To Hit Women”

The film also features Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. It is slated to release on February 28

0
Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani on Sunday took to Instagram, where she shared the trailer of the film, directed by Anubhav Sinha. IANS

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has given a shout-out to Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film “Thappad” and said that it is not ok to hit a woman not even one slap.

Irani on Sunday took to Instagram, where she shared the trailer of the film, directed by Anubhav Sinha.

The politician wrote alongside the video: “How many have heard “aurat ko hi adjust karna padta hai…” How many think “ki maar pitai sirf gareeb auraton ke hi pati karte hai…” How many believe “ki educated aadmi kabhi haath nahi uthata…” How many tell their girls their daughter in laws “koi baat nahi beta aisa to humare saath bhi hua lekin dekho aaj kitne khush hai…”

“I might not support the political ideology of the director or may disagree with some actors on some issues but this is a story that I will definitely watch and hope people watch it with their families. It’s not ok to hit a woman… not even a slap… not even JUST one slap.”

Smriti
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has given a shout-out to Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film “Thappad” and said that it is not ok to hit a woman not even one slap. IANS

“Thappad” takes a serious look at the issue of domestic violence, with particular focus on how violent behaviour is ground for divorce, irrespective of the number of times it happens. Simply put, even if it is just one slap, it counts as domestic violence.

ALSO READ: “I Don’t Take People’s Opinions Too Seriously”, Says Actress Sara Ali Khan

The film also features Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. It is slated to release on February 28. (Bollywood Country)