November 26, 2020.
TED NewsDesk, West Bengal: The government of West Bengal planned to truncate the syllabus for WBBSE 10th and WBCHSE 12th Boards. Following the suggestions of the expert committee, the state government gave its consent to minimize the curriculum.
In a press conference held on Wednesday, Mr Partha Chatterjee, Education Minister of West Bengal disclosed the government’s decision to reduce the syllabus by 30 or 35 per cent.
The government established a board named the Syllabus Reforms Committee which recommended to trim the curriculum for Madhyamik and Uchcha Madhyamik exams. The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education will implement the reduced syllabus solely for the academic year 2020-21.
“We have accepted their report for reducing the syllabus load at the secondary and higher secondary levels,” said the Education Minister.
The WBBSE and WBCHSE are yet to decide and release the date sheet for class 10 and class 12th examinations.
Besides, the minister also informed that the government is likely to keep the schools shut in the view of COVID-19. He said there is no “immediate possibility” of reopening schools in the state. As per the minister, the school education department will keep a check on the schools concerning the safety measures before allowing them to reopen.
West Bengal is among those few states where the schools continue to remain shut even after the Center decided to lift the lockdown.
Source: Times Now News