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Odisha slashes school syllabus by 30 per cent

August 27, 2020

The Odisha government on Wednesday announced that school syllabus up to class 12 will be reduced by 30 per cent for the current academic session. The decision was taken as schools are closed across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. The announcement was made based on the recommendation of three committees set up for the purpose, he said.

The new syllabus will be available on the official websites of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).

Block Education Officers and District Education Officers will inform the schools about the governments decision, Dash said. Chapters that will help students succeed in national-level tests have been retained, he added.

On reopening of schools, the minister said that the matter will be considered once the Centre issues a direction in this regard.

The Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been reduced by 30% for the academic year 2020-21 due to Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

Although, the core concepts will be retained, which means that the class 11 students of political science will not study about federalism in the Constitution this year. Political theory sections on citizenship, secularism and nationalism have also been removed.

Source: PTI

Read: Maharashtra govt reduces syllabus for classes 1 to 12 by 25 percent

Also read: Karnataka government modifies syllabus for classes 1-10

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