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In a major change to the syllabus of school students from class 1 to 12, the Rajasthan Government has decided to bring a new syllabus with next academic session.
''The state government has planned to introduce a new school syllabus which would include stories of various 'Mahapurush' (great leaders), moral science, country's latest scientific development, ethos and history of Rajasthan,'' said Minister of State for Education, Vasudev Devnanai to news agencies.
“A high-level State Institute of Educational Research and Training (SIERT) is going to change the syllabus for Classes 1 to 8 and another committee set by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) for syllabus reforms will make the amendments for Classes 9 to 12. The students must learn about 'Mahapurush' like Maharana Pratap and take lessons from their lives. The committee would stress that for Classes 1 to 5, there should be 75 per cent chapters from Rajasthan and 25 per cent chapters from national importance,” He further added.
The foreign topics will be taught according to the importance. Dismissing the reports about the removal of a chapter on South African leader Nelson Mandela from Rajasthan textbooks, an anonymous senior committee member said, "Miscreants who have no role in committees are spreading rumors through media".
Non-controversial, well-known international authors like William Shakespeare, John Milton and William Wordsworth's work would remain available in higher classes. Adding personalities whom the world knows will be there in courses particularly in English literature. In old or existing courses, there is a problem of cultural alienation because student of tribal belt or remote areas of Rajasthan might not be able to understand the top chapters specially in English literature, Art and Culture of other states as available in the books till now,” said the minster.
(With Input from Agencies News)