Urgent need to rationalize school curriculum: Prakash Javadekar

Urgent need to rationalize school curriculum: Prakash Javadekar

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has invited suggestions to rationalise the school curriculum from class I to XII to ensure holistic development of students.

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has said that rationalization of school curriculum is urgently needed to fulfill objective of preparing good human beings through school education.

Javadekar said, “Along with academic education, life skills, experiential learning, physical education and creative skills are needed. We need to develop the system where students get time for each of this and can progress in the areas which he or she likes most; therefore there is continuous demand of rationalization of syllabus which many people believe is too heavy and inappropriate for age.”

The minister asked all the stakeholders including teachers, headmasters, school management, parents, students, NGOs, experts and public representatives to send their suggestions for rationalising the school curriculum.

Anyone having suggestions on this issue can provide their suggestions online from 5th March, 2018 to 6th April, 2018. The link for suggestions is:

Personal details of the persons submitting suggestions will remain confidential.

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