Synchronize curriculum with market trends, tech advances: Advisor Ganai to JKBOSE

The meeting was informed that the JKBOSE has introduced regional languages viz Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Kashmiri, Punjabi and Bhoti as optional subjects from Ist standard.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Dec 18 2018 11:04PM | Updated Date: Dec 18 2018 11:04PM
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Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) with special emphasis on framing of curriculum and content of textbooks published by it.

The meeting was informed that the JKBOSE has introduced regional languages viz Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Kashmiri, Punjabi and Bhoti as optional subjects from Ist standard.

Further, it was informed that JKBOSE has introduced various frontline subjects like Bio-Technology, Information Practices, Computer Science, Bio-Chemistry, Functional English, Applied Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Tour Travel and Hotel Management, Microbiology, Public Administration etc at +2 level.

The Advisor appreciated the initiatives taken by JKBOSE in developing the textual material as per national standards. He also highlighted the importance of Regional languages at the elementary and secondary level.

He directed formulating an Academic Committee which will work for the formulation of policy regarding the regional languages at School level and its implementation in letter and spirit from class 5th onwards. He asked to include science concept and general topics in regional language books.

He also emphasized that NCERT textbooks should be made as the base for developing the textual material by JKBOSE.

Reviewing the content produced by the Board, the Advisor said the books prepared and published should be able to connect a student with latest market trends. He also directed the concerned to ensure flawless, quality and eye-catching printing of textbooks.

He said that the present era being the age of computers should be introduced as one of the compulsory subjects at some stage of school level as per the convenience of the students.

The Advisor asked the Secretary School Education Department to constitute an Expert Committee to look into the issues pertaining to the teaching of Mathematics and come up with a comprehensive plan of action for capacity building of the teachers.

He directed that vocational education, simple mathematics and science in place of General Mathematics should be an option for low performing students at secondary and higher secondary levels.

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