NBSE informs on NEP 2020 with academic session in a phase manner

The NEP 2020 aims to overcome the social status hierarchy associated with vocational education and requires integration of vocational education programmes into mainstream education in all education institutions in a phased manner. Beginning with vocational exposure at early ages and quality vocational education to be integrated at the later years. The Policy envisaged that every child learns at least one vocation and is exposed to several more. This would lead to emphasising the dignity of labour and importance of various vocations including those involving Indian arts and artisanship. (NEP 2020, 16.4)

Vocational course as the name suggests, aims to prepare students for a specific profession or trade. These courses are designed in such a way that they meet the purpose of making students employable. Pursuing a vocational course imply the learning of skills that will help the child develop competency in a particular trade. Vocational teaching/learning experiences give students the opportunity to try new experiences through hands on trainings, such as workshops, competitions and challenges through which it can offer students the freedom to express them and bridge the gap between education and employment.

In keeping with the goal of the NEP 2020 to reach out to at least 50% of learners to have exposure to Vocational Education by 2025, the Board has introduced Vocational Education from Classes IX to XII from 2022 academic session in a phase manner, i.e. to begin with Class IX vide Notification No 18/2021 dated Kohima, the 25th February, 2021.

Therefore, schools registered with the Board are once again reminded on the importance of Vocational Education in skilling the students and hence are called upon to come forward in introducing the vocational subjects.

The vocational subjects shall be an optional subject in classes IX & X and elective subject in classes XI & XII.

The Competency Based Curriculum & Syllabus for Vocational Subjects is uploaded in the Board’s Portal, www.nbsenl.edu.in. The Application Form can be downloaded from the Portal and the same can be submitted through email, nbseve21@gmail.com. For submission of application for introduction of Vocational Subjects the time is extended upto 31st October 2022.

Source: DIPR

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