Plea seeks CBSE syllabus for all schools

By: Admin 04 July, 2017

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday ordered notice to the state's school education secretary on a plea seeking to prescribe CBSE syllabus to all schools including government and matriculation ones. Correspondent of Syed Ammal Higher Secondary School, Babu Abdullah filed the public interest litigation (PIL), which came up for admission before the division bench of justices K K Sasisdaran and G R Swaminathan.

Highlights
  • Madras high court ordered notice to the state's school education secretary on a plea seeking to prescribe CBSE syllabus to all schools.
  • The order will be applicable to all schools including government and matriculation ones.
  • Public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed which came up for admission before the justices bench.
  • Unless this is done, Tamil Nadu students would not be in a position to face the national level entrance tests as most of them include CBSE syllabus.
  • There was no action on a representation sent to secretary on May 19, following it, a notice was issued to him.

The state government brought the Tamil Nadu Uniform System of School Education Act, 2010. The object of the Act is to impart quality education to all children without any discrimination on the grounds of economic, social or cultural background. Now, the central government has mandated NEET for the admission of UG/PG medical courses. The CBSE conducts NEET on the basis of CBSE syllabus.

The syllabus followed in Tamil Nadu is different. Students studying in government and matriculation schools here are unable to compete with students studying in CBSE syllabus. Even, the meritorious students would suffer.

The CBSE routinely reviews its syllabus. But, the state government has not chosen to do it here. Besides, in Kerala, its government follows CBSE syllabus in its schools, which helps students to face national level tests. Hence, it is necessary to prescribe CBSE syllabus in government and matriculation schools in Tamil Nadu. Unless and until they are done, Tamil Nadu students would not be in a position to face the national level entrance tests successfully. Regarding this, a representation was sent to the school education secretary on May 19 last. But, there was no action on it, the petitioner said.

Following it, the bench ordered notice to the education secretary and adjourned the case to July 14. 

 

This news has been taken from Times of India website. Read the original here.