Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally decided to cut at least 25% of their syllabus for the kids studying till Class 8 in Delhi Government Schools. This cut is expected to lighten the burden of the school kids who need to carry heavy bags due to load of studies over their head. The Education Minister Manish Sisodia confirmed that the deduction of the syllabus would be implemented from October onwards.
The syllabus reduction would be made for all the books related to sports, theatre, art and culture, music etc. so that the bags which are getting heavier day by day could get a bit lighter and give comfort to the kids who need to travel with these heavy bags to their schools every day. For higher classes such as class 9 to 12 as well, there would be certain cuts in the syllabus bulk.
Though the decision regarding the syllabus cut was both criticized and praised by educationist, activists, parents, and school authorities over the country. Many people raised questions over the manner and speed of the plan with which it is expected to take place. On the other hand there are concerns over the syllabi cut and opinions coming up saying there should be syllabus cut only for the government schools. For some it looked as violation of constitution’s motto of giving equality of opportunity. Though, it would not be easy for the Delhi government to cut the syllabus of classes 9 to 12 as it would require board’s cooperation in this regard.
According to Manish Sisodia this measure of cutting down syllabus is inspired by the former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s idea of reducing course burden over the kids of nation.