Mumbai: To ease the mental pressure on students, the School Education Board, Haryana, will reduce the syllabus of students studying in classes 9 to 12 in the 2020-2021 academic session, according to the state education minister Kanwar Pal.
Pal said in a press release, “The state government does not want to put educational pressure on the students and wants to continue the required education. Therefore, there will be a reduction in the syllabus for the students studying in classes 9 to 12.”
To reduce the mental pressure on the students, the Haryana government has now decided to reduce the syllabus for the academic session 2020-21 in schools affiliated to Haryana’s Board of School Education, following the CBSE pattern.
The minister said that schools across the country remained closed during the COVID-19 induced lockdown, due to which it was not possible to organize regular classes in classrooms, although the state government has made adequate arrangements to provide online education.
To shorten the syllabus, Pal said, the state government has directed the School Education Board, Haryana to form a committee in coordination with SCERT Gurugram and propose within a week after exploring all the possibilities in this regard.
He said that till now the courses which have been taught online to the students of classes 9 to 12 should also be included in the syllabus so that they can get the benefit.