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UGC Asks Universities To Make it Compulsory for Students To Teach 4-5 Illiterates Every Year

UGC Asks Universities To Make it Compulsory for Students To Teach 4-5 Illiterates Every Year

New India Literacy Programme: As per the latest news, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher education to make it compulsory for students to teach at least five or more non-literates in an academic year (axu). The commission has further suggested ways to implement the New India Literacy Programme launched by the Ministry of Education (axu).

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The New Education Policy (NEP 2020) recommendations comprise strong and innovative government initiatives for adult education to accelerate the main objective of attaining 100 percent literacy in the country (axu).

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Previously, minister of state for education Annpurna Devi in a written response in the Lok Sabha informed that the government has allocated a total financial outlay of Rs 1037.90 crore for the 5- year New India Literacy Programme (NILP) 2022-23 to 2026-27. The Centre approved the NLIP in February 20221 (axu).

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New India Literacy ProgrammeUGC has laid down measures to expedite the process of adult literacy in the country. The suggestions put forwarded by UGC are mentioned below-

The students can undertake the task of teaching at least 3-4 non-literates of 15 years and above every year willingly toward this end and appropriate credits in the Credit Framework for this activity may be considered (axu).

All universities with a department of adult education, Lifelong learning, continuing education, and extension should include compulsory teaching of a minimum of 5 or above non-literates by students in every academic year a part of their project or assignment for degree purposes

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Higher educational institutions may include certain credits for their activity. The credit can be issued after the learner under them gets a ‘literate’ certificate (axu).

Students can also be enrolled in the training programme by the HEls to do activities as per the guidelines of NLIP .

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