Tripura’s Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has announced that the state will soon have NCERT books along with CBSE syllabus in its schools.
This will be done in the place of the present state curriculum State Council of Educational Research and Training.
Committee to change school syllabus
The BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) government has set up an expert committee on the change of school syllabus.
According to the committee, NCERT curriculum and CBSE syllabus will be brought in all government and government-aided schools in the state.
Chapters on political parties
“I was surprised by media reports on this issue. I inquired and found that the syllabus has got a chapter on the BJP, the Congress, the CPI(M), the CPI etc.,” the minister said.
“School textbooks have also got mention of rigging and booth capturing,” he added.
NCERT experts in Tripura
A team of NCERT experts will arrive in the state on December 3 to impart a three-month-long training to the teachers about the new syllabus as per the PTI report.
Here’s what the education minister said:
“We shall introduce complete NCERT textbooks and CBSE syllabus from next academic year, because the students in our state were lagging behind the standard of the country. We want them to be as competitive as students of other states,” Ratan said in the assembly.