CBSE urges schools to prepare for National Credit Framework rollout.

Syllabus: GS-I

Subject: Society and Social Justice

Topic: Social Sector – Education

Issue: National Credit Framework

Context:  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) advised schools affiliated to the board to start allocating credits to students in line with the National Credit Framework (NCrF).

National Credit Framework

  • Focus: Creditization of learning across various fields and levels including sports, vocational training, science projects, art and craft activities.
  • In line with the emphasis of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on integration of academic education with vocational and skill education.
  • All credits collected by students will be stored in their academic bank of credit in the students’
  • Academic Bank of Credit is essentially a digital storehouse that centrally records the academic credits earned by students throughout their learning journey.
National Education Policy 2020

●          Emphasis on ensuring universal access to school education

●          The 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure.

●          Calls for setting up of a National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy.

●          Emphasis mother tongue as the medium of instruction at least till Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond.

●          Aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% (2018) to 50% by 2035.

●          Recommends expenditure of nearly 6% of GDP on education.

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