School syllabus to be cut by half, says HRD Minister at Kala Utsav

13 Dec, 2018
School syllabus to be cut by half says HRD Minister at Kala Utsav

NOIDA- In order to provide ample time to the students so that they can nurture their multidimensional skills, the school syllabus is proposed to be reduced by half, ‘indicated by the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday when he addressed the mob at the inaugural ceremony of 4th Kala Utsav. According to him, these days, the students are stressed due to overload of studies right from the class 8th and consequently, they are left with no time to brush up their extra talent and manifestation. The inauguration ceremony of Festival of Arts, Kala Utsav took place at National Bal Bhavan in New Delhi.

Kala Utsav is a national-level competition, organized every year to encourage the different forms of arts such as instrumental music, vocal music, dance and painting among school students. Over 370 students from all across the nation (except Karnataka) are participating in 4-day Kala Utsav.

The government has been always concerned about reducing the weight of school bags and cutting down the syllabus to an extent. In fact, many announcements have already been made by the concerned body this year. The students of class 1 and 2 should be exempted from homework- it has already been conveyed to the school.

In the second quarter of this year, Mr. Javadekar had made an announcement that the ministry has a plan to cut down the NCERT syllabus by up to 50% from the next academic session. He said that time that the school syllabus covers much more than the regular graduation courses like BA and B.Com. And, it has become a necessity now to cut it down significantly so that students can get time for their leisure pursuits and all-round development. While an interview, he had said that he has instructed the NCERT to reduce the syllabus from the academic session of 2019.

The suggestions of teachers, parents/ guardians, school administration, academicians, NGOs, and public representatives were also invited and the government took this decision according to the consensus from these people. 15000 suggestions from the stakeholders were received to reach the conclusion of reducing the NCERT syllabus by half from next academic session.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.


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