Maharashtra Government Cuts Syllabus for Classes 1 To 12 By 25 Percent. The Maharashtra Government announced that the syllabus for Classes 1 to 12 will be reduced by 25 per cent so as to reduce the burden on students amid the COVID19 pandemic situation. School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said details of which lessons from textbooks have been omitted will be uploaded on the website of the Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT). Follow us to get daily updates.
Education Minister’s Statement:
The Minister of School Education Varsha Gaikwad, has informed the news via her twitter handle. The tweet read, “In view of COVID19 in the state, the State Education Amendment and Training Council had proposed a 25 percent reduction in the syllabus for Classes I to XII of the academic session 2020-21. The state government has approved this proposal.”
She further added that, “Since schools have not reopened physically, the government wants to ease the burden on students, so the syllabus will be reduced by 25 per cent for the academic year 2020-21”.
While schools remain closed, the academic year has started from June 15 and various alternative methods of learning are being adopted, the minister said.
CBSE’s Syllabus Reduction:
Earlier, CBSE also announced that “The rationalization of syllabus up to 30% has been undertaken by the Board for nearly 190 subjects of elms IX to XII for the academic session 2020,21 as a one time measure only,” the Board clarified in a statement. The CBSE syllabus had been reduced slightly in early April mainly in the practical portions, but as the lockdown got extended and the Covid-19 pandemic became worse, a bigger syllabus reduction was on the cards.
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