Credit system in schools; The new government policy to boost the education system

A framework proposed by the government suggests a system of credits to be followed in schools to boost the country’s education sector. In this system, students will receive credits from K-12 based on their academic learning and extracurricular activities. The vision is to help students accelerate their acquisition of global knowledge and easily achieve their higher education goals.

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The credit system method

While open education universities (IGNOU, NIOS) have already followed the credit system in their courses, it has not yet been applied to normal schools. The government plans to judge a student’s merit not just by their academic achievement, but by their overall personality development and knowledge acquisition.

In this credit system, students in preschool through 12th grade will be placed in a credit category. Students will be divided into 5 levels; preschool to Grade 2, Grade 3 to 5, Grade 6 to 8, Grade 9 to 10, and Grade 11 to 12. Under the proposed framework, students who pass Grade 12 will receive 4 credits that they can carry forward to grade level. graduation and beyond too!

Extracurricular activities are preferred

The framework also suggests that to pass a school year, a student must earn at least 40 credits for which the average learning hours is set at 1200, which will also include any form of learning outside of the classroom. This includes internships, performing arts, learning music, yoga, NCC, vocational or vocational training, and all of these forms of learning.

The government plans to revitalize the education system and help those who have dropped out of school or other mainstream education systems to resume their studies. In addition, students in vocational training courses and other open education universities will also gain prominence along with the regular on-going education systems.

TPT views and recommendations

The Indian education system is one of the best systems prevailing in the world. But there are also some shortcomings. The basic focus on education has shifted to passing papers or passing exams. The idea of ​​acquiring knowledge through education has kind of gotten away.

We have to bring back the traditional form of education like in the “Gurukuls”, back to primitive times but with a touch of modernization. The main focus of education should be on gaining knowledge and it can be anything that a student is interested in! Compulsory grading system can be well replaced by credit system where students are also interested in learning besides just passing the exams.

Additionally, when extracurricular activities also earn them credit, morale and confidence levels will increase significantly among students who might have lower scores in common subjects. At the rate our world is changing, the scope of knowledge acquisition should not be limited to thresholds and high scores alone.

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Credit system in schools; The new government policy to boost the education system

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In this credit system, students in preschool through 12th grade will be placed in a credit category. Students will be divided into 5 levels; preschool to class 2, class 3 to 5, class 6 to 8, class 9 to 10 and class 11 to 12.

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POLITICAL TIMES

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