TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to remove 40% of the syllabus of schools across the state. The decision followed the suggestions given by a professional committee in the view of the COVID-19 crisis.
On Friday, K. A. Sengottaiyan, the Minister for School Education of Tamil Nadu, talked about the state government’s decision to reduce the syllabus for students as schools are closed due to Coronavirus. He said that a committee of 18 members was formed to review the matter of shortening the course for the session 2020-21. Based on the committee’s report the government has directed the schools to proceed with 60% of the syllabus for the current academic year.
On May 12, the committee was established under the supervision of Sigy Thomas Vaidhyan, Commissioner of School Education. It examines the issues related to the education sector during the lockdown and subsequent closure of institutions. Additionally, it looks into the matter of the delay in new sessions during the pandemic and to find the solutions for the smooth running of the teaching-learning process.
As per the minister’s statements, the government and government-funded schools can consult the experts through Kalvi Television every Saturday. These consultation sessions last for almost six hours.
Mr Sengottaiyan inaugurated developmental schemes worth Rs. 2.40 crores at Nambiyur in Gobichettipalayam. Later in an interview, Mr Sengottaiyan assured that the new syllabus of the State Board will enable the students to sit in various academic and scholarship tests organized by the Government of India. He added the Tamil Nadu State Board books were the source of maximum questions (90 out of 180) that appeared in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2020.