NCERT decides to “lighten” school textbooks for 2022-23 session amid COVID 19 disruptions – Times Now

National Council of Educational Research & Training, NCERT has decided to lighten school textbooks of all classes for the academic session 2022-23. The decision on council has come due to the disruption of the learning process due to COVID 19 pandemic in the country. The cases have increased in the past few days leading to the closure of schools and the continuation of online classes.
The NCERT has decided to reduce the syllabus and textbooks for the next year for all the classes as the new National Curriculum Framework, NCF may take time to come out. On December 15, 2021, the NCERT director in charge, Sridhar Srivastava, ordered the heads of departments to carry out a review by involving internal and external experts.
The heads of the departments have been asked to submit the report latest by December 28, 2021. As per reports, the director has also been instructed to send the textbooks for publication with revised proposed changes for the academic session 2022-23.
The decision to “lighten” school textbooks for the 2022-23 session has been taken considering the struggle faced by the students in learning through online and other modes. The other reasons for consideration are the Parliamentary Standing Committee and the National Education Policy 2020.
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NCERT director in charge Sridhar Srivastava said, “Though we are in the process of making our National Curriculum Frameworks, the development of new textbooks may take some time to come out. But given giving children the opportunity for speedy recovery in their learning continuum, NCERT needs to take a step towards rationalization of its syllabi and textbooks for the next year across the stages.”
The new textbooks based on the NCF 2022 are likely to be introduced by NCERT from the academic session 2023-24. Keep following the official announcements for more updates on NCERT coursework.
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