Tamil Nadu govt reduces school syllabus by 40%

About 40 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced for school students in Tamil Nadu for the 2020-21 academic year, based on a report submitted by an 18-member committee, State School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan has said.

The 18-member panel, set up to look into reducing the syllabus for the 2020-21 academic year in view of closure of schools due to Covid-19, submitted its report last month and based on this, 40 per cent of the syllabus had been cut, he said.

Speaking to the reporters at Nambiyur in Gobichettipalayam block, the minister said that the committee had submitted its report last month. “Based on their report 40 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced,” he said.

Commenting on the recent National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the minister said that 90 per cent of the 180 questions in the test were covered in the Tamil Nadu State Board syllabus.

The minister said students of government and government-aided schools could get their doubts in the subjects cleared through Kalvi Television for six hours on Saturdays.

When asked about the demand of part-time teachers for regularisation of jobs, he said that they were only recruited as part-time teachers for a monthly pay of Rs 5000 which was later increased to Rs 7,700.