Shillong: Keeping in view the objective of rationalizing the education system in the State, the Government of Meghalaya has constituted a task force committee on the Meghalaya State Curriculum comprising of 29 members and it will be headed by the State Minister in charge of Education Lakmen Rymbui.
The Committee that was notified on May 1 has four term of reference. First is to review the draft state curriculum framework, the second is to identify and provide and provide specific inputs for improvement, to finalize draft state curriculum framework and finally is to strengthen the compliance processes.
Notwistanding the improve scene in the education sector of the state, the department of education has drawn flaks for certain anomalies. An example is on the failure to implement the issues related to heavy school bags, which the Minister explained.
Speaking to The Sentinel on Monday, the state Minister of Education Lakmen Rymbui firstly elaborates on the intention of the department to rationalize the education system in order to ensure that the students of state have a cutting edge in all academic purposes. “Our intention is to improve the education system by reviewing into the syllabus, the text books and content of the text books where our own Board (MBOSE)can be strengthen to aid the students in the existing atmosphere in the country,” Rymbui stated.
While the NCERT books are also used at the 11 and 12 standards (for Science and Commerce), the Minister said, “while the touches needed on these streams will be looked by the professionals, there are subjects like the content of social sciences that needs to review”.
“In simple terms we will look on whether the present system and syllabi are in tune with the modern competitive world”, he further added. The Minister said that no tentative time frame has been listed except for looking forward that certain recommendations will come up prior to the 2010 academic session in the state.
On the school bag issues, it is visible on the ground that young students are subjected to the old routine of looking like backpackers. It is view as non-adherence to the notification issued by the state government. Rymbui said, “it is amply clear that the educational institutions in the State has to adhere by all means”.
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