Goa : The state council for educational research and training has curtailed the syllabus from Class I to VIII by 30% for the academic year 2020-21 due to the pandemic. The council has also told schools to encourage self-study of topics which have been curtailed.The state government is yet to take a call on allowing students back on campus as per the Centre’s Unlock guidelines, as many parents remain averse to the idea due to the pandemic. “There is no curtailment of any portion of grammar and language skills in all language subjects at the upper primary level,” SCERT has told schools.
“As far as possible, teachers may encourage students to self-study the portion which is curtailed and assist them in solving difficulties.” SCERT also said that approval for truncation of the syllabus has been taken from the directorate of education.The curtailed portion should not be included in the term-end examination, the SCERT has told schools.SCERT has said in its circular that it had constituted a board of studies from Class I to VIII to identify the topics in the syllabus to curtail, and based on their recommendation, it decided the topics to be kept out.
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