Haryana Board Reduced Syllabus 30%: Recently, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced a reduction of 30% in the syllabus for students studying in classes 9th to 12th, in order to reduce the burden on students due to the schools being closed because of the lockdown. Now, taking a cue from the CBSE, state governments of Haryana and Rajasthan have also decided to reduce the syllabus for students studying in classes 10th & 12th. The reason given for this reduction in the syllabus is to ensure that the students are not under a lot of pressure as the schools have been closed since March 2020.
Haryana Board to Reduce Syllabus:
While interacting with the media, the education minister of Haryana, Mr. Kanwar Pal stated that, “The state government is taking this step to reduce mental pressure on students. The syllabus shall be reduced for these three classes in the present academic session of 2021-2022.”
He also added, “Schools remained closed across the country and state during the lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic due to which holding of regular classes in the classrooms was not possible. Although the state government has made adequate arrangements to impart online education. In order to reduce mental pressure on students, now the state government has decided to reduce the syllabus for the academic session 2021-22 in schools affiliated to the Board of School Education Haryana following the pattern of CBSE.”
As the pandemic has resulted in the forced shutdown of schools since the last several months, it is expected that other education boards across the country will also take a cue from CBSE and will reduce the syllabus for class 9th to 12th students, to reduce mental pressure that the students are facing.