In a review meeting of the National Institute of Open Schooling the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, asked the authorities of the organization to work on the transparency and exam reforms.
The emphasis on transparent working of the examination process aims at making the reputation of the institute unquestionable. The Minister suggested creating a dashboard with important contact details of all the NIOS centers in the country, the dashboard will also have the provision of providing information and registering suggestions from stakeholders, this will also increase the transparency of the system.
The review meeting of NIOS was also attended by Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ms. Anita Karwal; Joint Secretary, School Education, Ms. Sweety Changsan, and senior officials of NIOS.
The other suggestions that were put forth pertained to the remodeling of the syllabus of the NIOS in a way that it corresponds to the NCERT recommended syllabus. The minister also directed the authorities to constitute a team to look into the educational needs of the children at the grass-root level and also the adult education.
There was another recommendation made by the minister concerning the paper used in the NIOS books. He suggested the use of fresh paper instead of the recycled one.
NIOS stated during the review that it is operating four different education channels for its students, and it has paced the content creation in the wake of Covid-19.
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