They have termed the NEP as ‘futuristic’ which will make India a study destination for all.

Schools and Universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed India’s new education policy and termed it as ‘futuristic’ which will eventually make India a study destination for all.

According to a Khaleej Times report, India’s new National Education Policy (NEP) was hailed by academicians in the UAE who contended that NEP will enable an individual to study one or more specialised areas of interest more deeply.

Quoting Zubair Ahmad, head of operations, Springdales School Dubai, the report says “integration of skills in curriculum” and “development of teacher” are some key aspect of the policy which makes it “the best thing that can happen to education system.”

"Critical thinking, experiential learning, interactive classrooms, competency-based education and integrated pedagogy are what we have always been following in our school and it is heartening to see that these are the focus points of NEP too," the report quotes Deepika Thapar Singh, CEO-principal of Credence High School.

Stating it as a paradigm shift, the report also quotes Mohammad Ali Kottakkulam, principal, Gulf Indian High School, Dubai who said less stress on board exams, common entrance test for college admissions, scrapping of MPhil between PG and PhD were some of the best parts of the policy.

The report also adds Kottakkulam’s concern regarding the three-language system in NEP as it will be problematic as students of UAE already have to learn Arabic.

Read the complete report in Khaleej Times