Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has struck back at critics who declared that a conspiracy in cutting back the syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The CBSE has decreased the syllabus around 30 percent for almost 190 topics from Courses 9 to 12 just for board examinations of this 2020-21 session. The board has stated no query will be requested from the decreased syllabus from the examinations.
“There’s been a good deal of uninformed comment on the exception of several themes from #CBSESyllabus. The issue with these remarks is they resort to sensationalism by linking topics to depict a false story,” the Human Resource Development or HRD Minister tweeted now.
There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some topics from #CBSESyllabus. The problem with these comments is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting topics selectively to portray a false narrative.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 9, 2020
The federal education board has stated it attempts to decrease the burden on pupils amid the outbreak.
The movement resulted in criticism that the centre had also been tweaking the syllabus to match a specific narrative. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was one of the people who doubted that the CBSE’s movement to eliminate those chapters. “Shocked to be aware that the central authorities have dropped subjects such as citizenship, federalism, secularism and trailer in the title of decreasing CBSE course throughout the COVID-19 catastrophe,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.
The CBSE on Wednesday explained that”all those subjects which have been erroneously mentioned in the press as deleted are covered under Choice Academic Calendar of NCERT, that is in the drive for all affiliated colleges of this plank”.
“The exceptions are only a one-time step for examinations, on account of this #COVID19 pandemic. The sole goal is to unwind the strain on students by lessening the syllabus from 30 percent. This exercise was completed after the ideas and recommendations of different pros and contemplating the tips obtained from educationists during our #SyllabusForStudents2020 effort,” Mr Nishank tweeted.
The NCERT claims that the Choice Academic Calendar concentrates on new methods for studying in the home through interesting tasks. This calendar lasts several months, which is extended if necessary.
“While it’s not hard to misconstrue the exception of 3-4 subjects such as nationalism, local authorities, federalism, etc. develop a concocted story, a broader perusal of distinct topics will demonstrate this exclusion is occurring across topics,” that the HRD Minister tweeted.
“It’s our humble petition: #Education is the sacred responsibility towards our kids.