The Union Ministry of Education produced a draught of the National Credit Framework (NCrF), which incorporates credits obtained via school education, postsecondary education, and vocation and skill education. Recently, the draught National Credit Framework was put up for comments and suggestions by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (NCrF).
Similar to higher education, the National Credit Framework (NCrF) will permit school students to earn credits from both academic and extracurricular activities, which will be saved in the Academic Bank of Credits. The Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) serves as a general framework for skilling, re-skilling, up-skilling, accreditation, and evaluation in educational institutions.
According to the draught, credits will be given based on learning hours from the fifth grade to the PhD level. 30 total learning hours per credit are being taken into consideration at the moment. According to the policy, vocational training would be available to at least 50% of students in the school and higher education systems by 2025.
Additionally, NCrF will enable students who have abandoned the regular school system to re-enter it. “National Credit Framework will integrate educational and skilling activities at all levels, enhance the economic convertibility of education, and empower all. “Do submit your feedback and observations on the draught NCrF here, ” read Pradhan’s tweet.
“The framework will create new possibilities for lifelong learning and skilling. “It will boost per capital productivity, empower all, and lay a strong foundation for India to lead this century,” Pradhan said.
The National Credit Framework (NCrF) was developed in cooperation with the University Grants Commission, the All India Council for Technical Education, NCERT, the Directorate General of Training, the National Institute of Open Schooling (CBSE, the National Council for Vocational Education and Training, the Ministry of Education (MoE), and the Ministry of Skill Development. To develop a national credit accumulation and transfer framework for both general and vocational education, a high-level group was established last year with a MoE agreement.