West Bengal govt accepts expert panel’s recommendation to reduce syllabus for classes 10th and 12th for 2020-21 – education

The West Bengal authorities has accepted the suggestions of an expert panel to reduce the curriculum at secondary and greater secondary ranges due to the pandemic, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee mentioned Wednesday.

The syllabus reforms committee, the secondary board and greater secondary councils have instructed adjustments within the Madhyamik (class 10) and Uchha Madhyamik (class 12) curriculum for the 2020-21 tutorial 12 months due to the COVID-19 scenario, Chatterjee advised reporters.

“We have accepted their report for reducing the syllabus load at the secondary and higher secondary levels,” the minister mentioned.

An official of the syllabus reforms committee mentioned, there will probably be a 30-35 per cent lower within the course load on the secondary and greater secondary ranges.

In reply to a query, Chatterjee mentioned, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education will declare, at an applicable time, dates for holding subsequent 12 months’s secondary and greater secondary exams.

The minister indicated there was no “immediate possibility” of opening state-run or non-public faculties.

The division of college education will make sure that “schools take necessary measures for maintaining COVID-19 safety norms before they reopen”, he mentioned.

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