In the wake of the New Education Policy rolled out by the HRD Ministry, yesterday 1st August 2020 was witnessed as the official launch of WICCI – Elementary Education, a National level Board of Women’s working towards bringing positive change in the Indian elementary education.
The launch was hosted virtually and organized by Ms Jasmin Kumar, President of WICCI- National Council of Elementary education. It was attended by 20 council members from diverse fields working towards a common goal to strengthen the Indian elementary Education.
WICCI is India’s first independent National Business Chamber for Women, founded and presided by Ms Harbeen Arora . As a National Business Chamber for Women, WICCI further strengthens women’s entrepreneurship and boosts businesses through greater engagement with government, institutions and global trade. WICCI enables fundamental changes in governmental policies, laws and incentives with a view to robustly encourage and empower women in business, industry and commerce across all sectors.
The Launch kick started with opening remarks by the Organizer and President , Ms Jasmin Kumar, followed by each member discussing their field of work, their focus areas and their vision to take WICCI forward. On the basis of their individual experience, skills and expertise several initiatives were put forth for consideration as focus projects in Elementary Education under WICCI.
Indian education is entering an uncharted and exciting new era and the council is proud and honored to participate in the transformational shift. The National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education among India’s people. The policy covers elementary education to colleges in both rural and urban India.The National Education Policy aims at building a globally viable education system rooted in Indian ethos. The major shift is from being solely academic to academic plus vocational. A paradigm shift from the decades-old education system to enabling a student to become an engaged, productive, and contributing citizen for building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society.
The Policy envisages a new curricular and pedagogical structure for school education that is responsive and relevant to the needs and interests of learners at different stages of their development. This Policy aims to shape an education system that benefits all of India’s children.
Key Highlights of the New Education Policy:
- Structural reforms in the education system from the existing 10+2 model.
- Curricular and pedagogical structure for school education will now be guided by a 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 design.
- The design consists of 4 stages: Foundational, Preparatory, Middle and High school.
These small steps taken by the members of WICCI in alignment in new age HRD Education policy makes us more positive and hopeful towards a bright and accessible elementary education for the Nation.