KOLKATA: while the date of physical reopening of schools, colleges and university campuses in Bengal remains undecided, the state education department has reduced the Madhyamik and Higher Secondary syllabi by 30%-35%.
The universities and colleges in Bengal are not likely to reopen their campuses on December 1, as was previously decided, as the education minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday did not mention anything about resuming classes at schools any time soon. He did however say that a committee, along with the education secretary and the commissioner of schools, was looking into preparations before reopening school campuses. He added, “All kinds of safety measures and precautions to protect the health of students will be taken as and when classes resume,”. Madhyamik is usually held in February and Higher Secondary starts from mid-March, but Chatterjee did not announce any date for state Class X and XII board exams next year. But he said the government, as recommended by an expert committee, has reduced secondary and higher secondary curriculum by 30%-35%.
West Bengal reduces state board syllabus by 35%; no reopen date given for schools and colleges
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