After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) introduced discount in syllabus owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Maharashtra training division on Wednesday stated that it is usually working to scale back the syllabus of the state board.
Dinkar Patil, director, Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT), stated, “A decision with the details will come in the next few days.” A senior official from the training division stated, “We have been working on syllabus reduction since the past two months, way before the CBSE and CISCE announced their decisions. A final outline of the reduced syllabus will be out soon.”
On Wednesday, faux messages claiming to have particulars of the revised syllabus had been doing the rounds on social messaging purposes.
CISCE, which governs the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination, on July 2 introduced a discount in syllabus for Class 10 and 12 by as much as 25% for the educational 12 months 2020-21. Five days later, on July 7, CBSE introduced as much as 30% discount within the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 for the present educational 12 months. Some of the chapters faraway from the syllabus embody secularism, nationalism, federalism, demonetisation, GST, India’s overseas relations with neighbouring nations and citizenship.
Experts stated the state board must announce a discount in syllabus quickly to ease the stress on college students. “We demand an immediate reduction in the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 because a lot of teaching hours are lost due to the prevailing situation,” stated Anil Bornare, coordinator of the BJP academics’ cell.
Vaishali Bafna, from Pune-based think-tank SYSCOM, stated the division ought to make sure that the syllabus is just not decreased an excessive amount of for Class 11. “Class 11 is a preparatory class for Class 12, and omitting key concepts would affect students next year,” she added.