Gandhinagar : Schools and colleges are closed due to the Corona epidemic. The whole education system has mainly focused on online education across the country. During this time, there are many challenges in front of students as well as schools and colleges. It will be especially difficult to complete the syllabus of the schools on time. Keeping this in mind, the Gujarat Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to reduce the syllabus for class 9 to class 12 by 30%.
Significantly, due to the lockdown imposed in March, schools have not been able to complete the syllabus, due to which a request has been made to reduce the syllabus. For classes 9 to 12, the center has already announced a 30% reduction in the CBSE syllabus this year. The Center had said that its objective was to reduce exam stress on students due to corona. The board had cut about 190 subjects for a time.
Schools and colleges and other educational institutions located outside the Containment Zone can open in the country from October 15. However, the decision to reopen educational institutions has been left to the states and union territories. According to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education, even after the opening of schools and colleges, pressure of attendance will not be made on the students. In view of the changed environment, the government has decided to reduce the syllabus of CBSE by 30 percent. After which CBSE has released a new curriculum for the new session 2020-21 for students. This change has been done only in classes from 9th to 12th’s syllabus.
Students can view the complete curriculum through the official website of CBSE. In this regard, Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that it has been decided to rationalize the syllabus by 30% keeping in mind the importance of learning achievement and keeping the core concepts.