New Delhi, April 12: The Central Government has constituted a committee to find ways to make the subject of Maths easy for schoolkids. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in New Delhi that the committee, with Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama at the helm, will comprise senior officials and educationists. Javadekar was speaking to the press after the annual meeting of the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) on Wednesday evening.
The Minister said that the committee was planned following results of the National Assessment Survey which showed that school children fear the subject. He said the committee would submit its report in three months’ time.
In another significant decision, the Ministry has formed another committee under Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari to improve teachers’ in-service training. The Minister said that the government had received 15,000 responses in favour of reducing the NCERT syllabus. He said they expected about a lakh responses by the month-end.
In the meeting that was attended by Education Ministers of six states and Education Secretaries of states as well, the Government’s decision to club schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and Teacher Education under one Integrated Scheme on School Education got a favourable response, the Minister said. He pointed out that this year’s budgetary allocation for education had been increased by 20 percent and the government aimed to raise it by the same percentage every year.