New Academic Curriculum Being Prepared: Naeem

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today informed the house that the academic curriculum is prepared by conducting workshops to decide the content.

Replying to a question by Ajatshatru Singh, the Minister said subject experts from DIETs/SIEs/Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools, experts from Universities, Cultural Academy and academic officers of different subjects are associated in the process of curriculum development.

He said after preparation of textual material/contents, the same are placed before the Academic Committee of the JKBOSE for approval.     He said the implementation/ introduction of curriculum is made at the beginning of academic session.

The Minister said the government would consider inclusion of more information in school books about the steps taken during Dogra rule for welfare and overall development of the State.

The Minister said the updation of curriculum is a continuous process and the Education Department will recommend introduction of chapters in history books about the steps taken by the Dogra rulers which include making education compulsory and steps taken for the development of Horticulture, floriculture and augmentation of Irrigation network.

The Minister said that JKBOSE syllabus includes chapter/references on Dogra rule in the history books as also in Dogri textbooks of different classes.

Legislators Ramesh Arora and Vikramaditya Singh asked supplementary questions on the main question.

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