GUWAHATI: The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has decided to reduce the syllabus load by 30 percent for the current academic year (2020-21) in view of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.
The decision came after the state education minister Himnata Biswa Sarma recently asked the teachers to attend the educational institutes from September and start informal classes.
SEBA Chairman Ramesh Chandra Jain told TIME8, “Since the schools have remained closed since March 15 due to lockdown and the online class system also could not reach to some 30-40 percent students in the state, we have decided to reduce the syllabus load by 30 percent in all subjects.”
He informed that the revised syllabus has already been prepared and would be distributed to the schools in PDF format from Tuesday. The revised syllabus will also be available on SEBA’s official website.
Earlier, several experts have criticized for SEBA for its delayed action. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in July had announced that the syllabus of the students from classes 9 through 12 shall be reduced by 30 percent to make up for the academic loss this year.