Karnataka Govt holds the proposal to omit a few chapters from social science

Karnataka Govt
Karnataka Govt

The Karnataka government has recently taken a decision of omitting some chapters, including on Islam, Christianity, Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, from the social science textbooks used in schools. This decision was planned to reduce the syllabi for the coming academic year for students between classes 1-10.

The Chief Minister of the state S Suresh Kumar had tweeted sometime back on the issue. He added that he had noticed many media reports on this issue. He also goes on to say, “ The question of finalizing the syllabus does not arie as it is still unclear how many days we will have, as academic year has not yet begun.” He clarified that the government would not work on destroying society.

In this pandemic situation by schools being closed the Government of the state decided to drop the chapter on Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali from the Class 7 social science textbooks. It was informed that the chapters on him had been retained in Class 6 and 10 books.

The move was widely criticized by the opposition. The Department of Public Instruction issued a new notification, thereafter. This notification informed that on the directions of the Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, there is a delay in opening the schools during the academic year 2020-21 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In this context, the order said,” chapters were dropped to fit in 120 days of the academic year for classes 1 to 10 and the same was published in the department’s website.”

“However, on the directions of the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, the decision to drop certain chapters has been put on hold. A review will be done following which the deleted chapters will be uploaded in the website,” the order read.

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