NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from 2019
In a bid to provide relief to school students, the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from the 2019 academic session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.
At the stage of development of cognitive skills, students need to be given full freedom. I have asked NCERT to reduce the syllabus by half and it will be effective from the 2019 academic session, he said.
He said the school syllabus was more than that of BA and B.Com courses, and it needed to be reduced by half so that students get time for other activities for their all-round development
- He said, "Without examination, there is no competition and no target" thus examinations and detentions would be introduced.
- If a student fails in March, he would get another chance in May. If a student flunks both the times, then only he/she would be detained.
- Under the Right to Education Act, 20 lakh teachers were to be trained by 2015 but only five lakh of them could be covered.Over 14 lakh teachers were undergoing a skill upgradation programme.
- New Education Policy will be submitted by the end of next month and it would be unveiled soon thereafter after necessary approvals.