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Experts recommend NCERT curriculum for Tripura schools

January 1, 2019

An expert panel has recommended that the Tripura government should adopt National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum for its schools. 

The state minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the panel also suggested implementation of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus across all government and government-aided schools in the state. 

A six-member expert committee headed by former Tripura University Vice Chancellor Professor Arunoday Saha submitted its recommendation on Wednesday. Nath said the government would decide regarding implementation of the report. 

The committee was constituted by the BJP-IPFT government a month ago, to prepare a roadmap for adopting NCERT curriculum. “We have collected inputs from fifty headmasters and from students of different schools for one month, and after analysing the data, we have come to the inference that the CBSE syllabus could be implemented from the first to eighth standard from January 2019 as books were already translated in Bengali,” PTI quoted Saha. 

“For implementation of the new course from classes 8 to 12, we have to wait for one more year (2020) for two reasons. One is that, the CBSE has decided to revise their syllabus next year (2019), and the books need to be translated in Bengali and local tribal language Kokbarak,” Saha said. The education minister also said that work was in progress to prepare new textbooks.

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