The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today announced the implementation of National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage (NCFFS) from the academic session 2022-23.
According to the official notification, CBSE is adopting NCFFS 2022 and the new structure of five-year education at foundational stage (from Nursery to Class 2) will be introduced from the 2023-24 sessoin in all the CBSE affiliated schools which offer education at foundational stage to students in the age group of 3-8 years.
This new framework has been developed by NCERT on the lines of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The aim is to ‘outline the competencies and learning outcomes, general principles and approaches that should guide teaching and learning at foundational stage,’ the official notice states. This new framework will act as a guideline for schools and teachers to design and develop curricula, syllabi, and teaching materials.
In this new framework, the teaching material will include many examples and illustrations which will help clarify abstract concepts, reinforce learning and make new ideas and concepts more accessible to practicing teachers.
‘While schools offering Classes 1 to 10 / 12 may make efforts to gradually augment the infrastructural requirements to include pre- primary classes, schools already running foundational classes may continue to offer 3 years of pre-primary education. Detailed instructions regarding submission of OASIS data pertaining to foundational classes (Pre- Primary classes) shall follow,’ the notification instructs.