NCERT Syllabus to be Reduced by Half in two Years: Prakash Javadekar

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With a target to provide relief to school students, National Council for Education Research & Training (NCERT) has decided to reduce the syllabus by half from the upcoming academic sessions. Therefore, there is need to minimise the syllabus and focus more on the activities pertaining to the overall development of students. The HRD Minister has invited all stakeholders (parents, teachers and students) to give their suggestions. Consultations were made with various education experts and subject experts. The HRD Minister further clarified that the reforms in school education are under consideration. He also expressed his concern that poor learning outcomes in school education are the byproducts of poor quality of teachers.

Javadekar additionally pointed that more than 20 lakh educators were relied upon to be prepared by 2015 according to RTE Act. Nonetheless, just five lakh instructors were secured under the preparation program. At exhibit, 14 lakh educators are participating in ability improvement program. Better outcomes and results in school training can be seen soon, he trusted.

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