Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with the decision to cut at least 25 percent of the syllabus for the students till 8th standard in Delhi government schools.
“From October the plan will be implemented,” said Manish Sisodia education minister Delhi Government.
Over the year the parents and different social organizations have been urging the government to reduce the burden of the students of carrying large number of books. The syllabus reduction will be including all the books related to sports, theatre, art and culture, music etc.
It is also believed that the syllabus for higher classes such as Class 9 to 12 may also be reduced.
The decision got a mixed response from various educationists and activists across the country. The plan of cutting down the syllabi should only be implemented only on government schools. As one argues, that plan will certainly violate the constitution's motto of giving equality of opportunity.
Although, the plan to cut down the syllabus of Classes 9 to 12 will not be so easy as Delhi government schools are all affiliated to the CBSE and reduction can be achieved only through the board's cooperation.
The minister maintained that they have taken the initiative of reducing course burden after inspired by former president APJ Abdul Kalam Azad.