Bengaluru, July 30
The Karnataka authorities has placed on maintain a controversial proposal to drop sure chapters, together with on Islam, Christianity, Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, from social science textbooks to scale back the 2020-21 syllabi for college kids of lessons 1 to 10.
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption brought on to the tutorial calender of the 12 months, the federal government had earlier dropped the chapter on Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali from the Class 7 social science textbook, saying chapters on Tipu Sultan have been retained within the Class 6 and 10 textbooks.
The transfer didn’t go down effectively with the opposition, which noticed sure ulterior motives behind the choice.
Apparently underneath sharp criticism, the Department of Public Instruction issued a brand new notification on Wednesday “on the directions of the Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar”.
There is a delay in opening the colleges in the course of the tutorial 12 months 2020-21 because of COVID-19 pandemic, mentioned the newest order.
In this context, it mentioned chapters had been dropped to slot in 120 days of the tutorial 12 months for lessons 1 to 10 and the identical was revealed within the division’s web site.
“However, on the directions of the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, the decision to drop certain chapters has been put on hold. A review will be done following which the deleted chapters will be uploaded in the website,” the order learn.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kumar had issued an announcement, saying that the choice to truncate the syllabus has not been finalised but. He additionally made it clear that his division wouldn’t take away chapters unnecessarily.
Former chief minister and Congress chief Siddramaiah had attacked the state authorities on the difficulty.
“The government, which has failed to control the spread of coronavirus, is using it as an opportunity to push its clandestine agenda of saffronising the textbooks,” he tweeted.–PTI