The State Govt. is likely to put on hold its decision to introduce CBSE syllabus in the 6,500 success schools where English has been made the medium of teaching from VI standard onwards.
A review meeting convened by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah with senior officials and School Education Minister D. Manikya Varaprasad discussed about the concerns being expressed by teachers and students alike about the CBSE syllabus which was considered “tough and difficult”.
The Chief Minister, accordingly, asked the School Education Department to hold further consultations on whether the government should go ahead with introduction of CBSE pattern or restructure the State syllabus incorporating some features of the CBSE as an alternative.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Minister said a survey conducted by the department through SCERT revealed that parents, students and teachers as well as the Teacher MLCs opposed CBSE syllabus and instead sought State syllabus with English medium. It was, therefore, contemplated to examine the proposal to formulate State syllabus on CBSE pattern after consulting all stakeholders.
Two exams :
Mr. Rao said another problem faced by the students if they opted for CBSE syllabus was that they would have appear for two examinations, one by the State Board of Secondary Education and another by the CBSE board.
Moreover, the government would have to get affiliation and recognition from the CBSE board to the schools.
The School Education Minister said in the light of the problems encountered, it was decided to introduce English as a subject at the primary level from Class I hereafter while teaching up to Class VI would continue to be in Telugu medium.