Though it has to meet the April 2013-deadline to implement the Act, the Government only approved the new syllabi for classes 1 to 8 om August 24, 2012.
A copy of the draft syllabi will be uploaded on the Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (MSCERT) website on Monday for feedback from the Public for two months. Further, based on the feedback, the draft will be finalized and the final syllabi will be framed. The textbooks will then be printing.
The President of the Forum for Fairness in Education said "Why has the Government been sitting on the draft syllabi for so long? It will definitely take months before the textbooks get published. It is mid-August and there are barely eight to nine months left for the next academic year".
The senior education official said "The draft syllabi were delayed because of a tussle between Balbharati and the MSCERT over who should change it. Both of these were caught in a dispute over the formulation of the syllabus for six to eight months. Now, finally, it has been decided that MSCERT will be formulating the syllabi. This was one of the major reasons for the delay".
What are the changes :
- As per the RTE Act, the syllabi will be changed for Classes 1 to 8.
- The changes will be introduced in three phases. In the first phase, syllabi for class 1 and 2 will be changed from the next academic year.
- From June 2014, syllabi will be changed for Classes 3,5 and 7.
- In June 2015, syllabi will be changed for classes 4,6 and 8
The syllabi was last revised in the year 2005 and implemented from 2006. The new syllabi is said to be simple and friendly. The focus will be on improving the physical and mental abilities of students, instead of the rote learning.
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