The Indian government seeks suggestions on reducing syllabus from next academic year

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The Indian government seeks suggestions on reducing syllabus from next academic year
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  • The Indian government is considering reducing the syllabus and instruction hours from the next academic session, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development said in a tweet.
  • The cabinet minister said that the decision is open for suggestions from teachers and educationists.
  • The development comes after the Ministry’s discussion with state education officials — which was held to review the situation on safety and health of students, social distancing measures and the push towards digital learning.
The Indian government is considering reducing the syllabus and instruction hours from the next academic session, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development said in a tweet.


The cabinet minister said that the decision is open for suggestions and the ministry is contemplating the option after parents and teachers appealed for the reduction in the academic course.

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He said that the teachers and academicians can put forward their views on the matter, before the ministry reaches a decision.

“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,” Pokhriyal said.

The development comes after the Ministry’s discussion with state education officials — which was held to review the situation on safety and health of students, social distancing measures and the push towards digital learning.

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After the meeting, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) also said that the reopening of schools will be decided in August, after reviewing the situation.

“Obtained valuable suggestions from State governments regarding issues related to school education. Our priority has always been the safety and security of students and teachers. The suggestions received will be examined and sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for appropriate actions regarding framing guidelines for the education sector during COVID-19 times,” MHRD said.

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