Karnataka: The government of Karnataka will now implement the National Education Policy (NEP) under the early childhood education component for children above 3 years. First, the NEP will be rolled out in 20,000 anganwadis or schools.
On Thursday, BC Nagesh, School education and literacy minister, and Women and child development minister Halappa Achar in a press conference. The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) from the union education minister is expected in September, said BC Nagesh.
“And if things go as planned we will do it by November in about 20,000 Anganwadis/schools.” Once the State’s curriculum framework is finalised, training would be given to Anganwadi workers based on it, he said.
There can be some restrictions concerning Anganwadi workers with SSLC as their qualification, but efforts to train these workers would be made, he said: “Hence in the first phase, 20,000 anganwadis, where there are workers with PG, graduate or PUC as qualification, have been chosen.” About 14,000 Anganwadi teachers have been trained by the Tata Foundation in the backward Kalyana Karnataka region, the Ministers said.