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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – SSC BOARD WAKES UP TO MAKE SCHOOL CURRICULUM DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE

ssc-board1At an SSC board meeting in, experts in the field of education pointed out the need to regularly update the syllabus, which is currently revamped once in 10 years. Sana Warsia joins us with details of the meeting. Two years into the brand new SSC syllabus, the state board of education is planning a re-look at the syllabus, keeping in mind the guidelines laid down by the National Curriculum Framework, 2005. The SSC board of studies for math and science also said the level of these subjects is not as high as in the CBSE board and needs to be upgraded, especially since all-India professional entrance tests are based on the CBSE curriculum. A re-look at the curriculum will not just mean adding or subtracting chapters. In view of the NCF 2005, they will also look at new approaches to teaching and learning. While the SSC board has three prescribed languages-English, Hindi and Marathi-other boards like ICSE and CBSE have only two. This has resulted in a great deal of angst during admissions, with SSC students pointing out that their scores are lower because of the extra language. However, educationists are unanimous about the need to retain all languages. On the other hand both school report cards and SSC mark sheets reflect only academic performance; educationists felt the need for a comprehensive report card reflecting a student’s emotional quotient, extra-curricular skills and personality development. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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