Less time to the syllabus, more to skill development: Manish Sisodia suggests new changes in the syllabus

New syllabus in place? Manish Sisodia thinks so The students of Delhi schools might now be facing much less pressure as the Delhi Government is working on cutting down the syllabi of Class 9 to Class 12 to allow students to work on skill education, according to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Addressing a session on ‘Making Delhi the Knowledge Hub of India’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he claimed that barring a few private and government schools, there is “no quality education” being imparted in other schools. “When I had recently met former President the late A P J Abdul Kalam, he suggested me that if syllabi of classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 is reduced upto 25 per cent, you can save one year of students and this time can be used for skill education. I also want to do this”, as quoted in the PTI.

Mr Sisodia added that research on education is the need of the hour so that it could be taken forward. He said, “There has been no research on the progress of education in the country, there is no shortage of talent. We should research on education to take it forward.”

Meanwhile, in a meeting held recently, he also suggested private schools to run their institutes in two shifts.

This is not the first time such reforms are being brought into the system as the AAP government had earlier pushed the idea of reducing curriculum of students to see space and time available in schooling, which could be used for holistic development of children