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NEHUSU organise debate on NEP 2020 


Shillong: In the midst of confusion and protests surrounding the implementation of the new National Education Policy 2020, the North Eastern Hills University Students Union organized a debate on Friday with the theme “National Education Policy: A Neo-Liberal Onslaught on the fundamental right to education.”

The debate heatedly discussed both sides of the argument, with participants expressing their views both for and against the implementation of the new NEP 2020. Various concerns emerged during the discussion, including doubts about the State’s preparedness for the NEP’s implementation and criticism of the rushed execution.

Prominent professors from the University, along with MLA of Mawlai, Brighstarwell Marbaniang, and the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) President, Robertjune Kharjahrin, participated as panelists. College teachers and students from the university also attended the event. Following the discussion, a lively Question and Answer session took place, allowing the panelists to share their perspectives on both the pros and cons of implementing the new NEP 2020.

It maybe mentioned, the implementation of the NEP 2020 as notified by the NEHU Vice Chancellor has face huge criticism from all sections including the Teachers’ Union, the Student’s Union, Political Parties and the Pressure Groups alike. With a voice of concern that most colleges in the state are not equipped to implement the NEP 2020.

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