Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal on Tuesday said that the Centre is “planning to reduce the syllabus." He took to Twitter and wrote: “In view of the current circumstances and after receiving a lot of requests from parents and teachers, we are contemplating the option of reduction in the syllabus and instructional hours for the coming academic year.”
The HRD Minister also invited suggestions from teachers and educationists in this regard and asked them to tag their posts with #SyllabusForStudents2020 on social media.
Meanwhile, the HRD Minister has invited suggestions from the teachers and educationists in this regard. He has asked them to tag their posts with #SyllabusForStudents2020 on social media.
"I would like to appeal to all teachers, academicians, and educationists to share their point of view on this matter using #SyllabusForStudents2020 on MHRD's or my Twitter and Facebook page so that we can take them into consideration while making a decision," he added.
The statement came after a meeting with the state education secretaries led by Anita Karwal, Secretary of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). During the meeting, the issues like health and safety of students, hygiene measures were discussed. Reportedly, the issues related to online or digital learning were also discussed.
The nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus has affected the academic schedule in all the educational institutions. Now, as the coronavirus cases are increasing day by day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government had ordered the closure of all educational institutions on March 16. Meanwhile, there are many states that have passed their school and even college students without conducting examinations.