Education Minister advises the excogitation an international level curriculum for Govt. schools

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Education Minister advises the excogitation an international level curriculum for Govt. schools
Education Minister advises the excogitation an international level curriculum for Govt. schools

Maharashtra School Education Minister VarshaGaikwad held the first meeting of the state International Curriculum Advisory Committee to discuss and plan the curriculum of the Government schools of the state. She advised the state education department to seek aid from other Boards such as International Baccalaureate, IB, Cambridge Board, IGCSE, Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, CISCE and CBSE Board.

School Education Minister VarshaGaikwad on July 27, 2020, held the first meeting comprising representatives of these boards, along with experts and members of the department to enhance and frame a new syllabus. This committee was formed on March 30, 2020, through a government notification. The date of the formation was a month after Gaikwad annunciated the destruction of the Maharashtra International Education Board, MIEB. On the occasion, she had said,  “There were a lot of complaints about lack of transparency in the selection of schools for their affiliations with MIEB. Also, no concrete guidelines were issued for formulating the syllabus.”

Gaikwad twitted in her Twitter account to inform, “We discussed strategies to simplify the curriculum, pedagogy, teacher development and collaboration.” The committee would also be studying the national education policy to guide the Board in a better way.

The coordinator of the committee, Francis Joseph said, “All the four boards discussed their ideas on what the state curriculum should be, and offered to help. Ways in which the existing curriculum can be strengthened were discussed. The curriculum needs to provide local context and Marathi needs to be encouraged more.”

According to the SCERT director, the students who were earlier studying in MIEB schools would be registering in class 2. Afterwards, the SCERT would be training its teachers to ensure those students face no issues in their new schools.

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