Government on Wednesday announced that coding will be taught from Class 6 onwards. The announcement was made in by Education Ministry officials at a press conference, which held in the presence of Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meet on Wednesday.
In the press meet, School Education secretary Anita Karwal listed out some 'path breaking reforms' in the policy, which involved inclusion of coding in class 6th curriculum.
In addition to that, she said that medium of instruction should be mother tongue or regional language till class 5, preferably till class 8. E-courses will be developed in regional languages, while virtual labs will be developed and a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) is being created.
The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 1992. A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election.