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Education reforms expected after survey analysis, says Javadekar

Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 14 : Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on  Tuesday said educational reforms may be implemented after a detailed analysis of the National Assessment Survey (NAS) has been done by March next year.

Under the nationwide survey carried out on Monday, learning competencies of students of Class 3, 5 and 8 were tested and over 25 lakh students sat for the exams.

“This is an extremely credible survey… because surveys done by foreign agencies tend to have a small sample size,” Javadekar told media persons.

“First results (of NAS) will be out by the end of November and a detailed analysis will be done by March that will help us with more reforms wherever needed.”

Javedekar sated that to execute the mammoth exercise, around 1.7 lakh “field investigators”, including B.Ed graduates and teachers, were appointed.

In addition, a total of 12,000 officials from different departments, excluding that of Education, were present as “observers”, he asserted.

Wefornews Bureau 

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