NIPUN Bharat Program

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  • July 7, 2021
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NIPUN Bharat Program

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Education

In news: Recently National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy program (NIPUN) was launched. 

What are the features of the programme? 

  • Mission has been launched under centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha.
  • Objective of NIPUN: To ensure Universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) so that by 2026-27 every child achieve the desired learning competencies in reading, writing and numeracy at the end of grade 3 and not later than grade 5. 
    • Foundational language and literacy includes oral language, development, deciphering written words, reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing 
    • Foundational numeracy means the ability to reason and apply simple numerical concept in daily life problem solving
  • NIPUN lays down priorities and actionable agendas for States and UTs to achieve the goal of proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy. 
  • Learning outcomes have been divided into three developmental goals: 
    • Goal I: Health and well-being 
    • Goal II: Effective communicators 
    • Goal III: Involved learners 
  • Five tier-implementation mechanism will be set up at National-state-district-block- school level 
  • Implementing agency at National level: Department of school education and literacy, Ministry of Education 
  • Attaining FLN for all children has been focused in national education policy 2020.

What will NIPUN focus on? 

  • Providing access and retaining children in foundational years of schooling. 
  • Teacher capacity building
  • Development of high quality and diverse student and teacher resources. 
  • Tracking the progress of each child in achieving learning outcomes. 

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