The highest priority for the school education system is to achieve universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy skills at the primary level by 2026-27. The National Education Policy 2020 also highlights that a large proportion of students currently in the elementary level have not achieved foundational literacy and numeracy.
In this context, a National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy called “National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat) is being set up by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on priority. The National Mission lays down priorities and actionable agendas for States/UTs to achieve the goal of proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for every child by grade 3."
Class 3 is considered the inflection point by which children are expected to ‘learn to read’ so that they can ‘read to learn’ after that
FLN skills enable children to learn more meaningfully in higher classes and acquire 21st Century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking
The future of our children and India’s ambition of maximising its demographic dividend depend on whether children attain these basic reading and maths skills by Class 3
Those who fail to attain these basic literacy and numeracy skills find it difficult to catch up in later years and risk dropping out of school
Read familiar words
Listen with comprehension
Only read with fluency and comprehension
Write 3-4 sentences independently
Discriminate between numbers
Find missing numbers
Solve addition problems
Solve subtraction problems
Solve word problems
27% grade 1 students
39% grade 2 students
28% grade 3 students
66% grade 1 students
82% grade 2 students
70% grade 3 students
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Plans to 'launch a national mission in 2020' to implement FLN program in states by setting clear national and state level targets, regular monitoring, providing adequate funding and technical support to states.
The NEP 2020 has recognized Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) as an urgent and necessary prerequisite to learning. Calls for 'attaining foundational learning' for all children in grade 3 by 2027.